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Officer Honored for Rescuing Boy from River

Evanston Officer Sean O'Brien received a $500 check from Sam's Club to donate to the charity of his choice.

Courtesy of the Evanston Police Department
Courtesy of the Evanston Police Department
The following is from the Evanston Police Department:

Sam’s Club, located at 2450 Main St. in Evanston, honored Evanston Police Officer Sean O’Brien for his heroics last year when Officer O’Brien, while off-duty, rescued a little boy from the Des Plaines River. Officer O’Brien was recognized as “Officer of the Month” for April 2014 and received an award of $500.00 to be donated to the charity of his choice. Officer O’Brien donated the money to "Autism Speaks,” a national organization for helping research the cause, prevention and treatment of autism. 

Officer O’Brien stated that he wanted to give back in a manner that could help the 7-year-old boy who he saved on March 5, 2013. Numerous Evanston Police officers and community members were present for the award.   

el debarge April 11, 2014 at 01:17 PM
Well done sir!!!

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