DENVER (CBS4) – Citizens Appreciate Police, a local non-profit, honored two Denver police officers on Wednesday for going above and beyond their call of duty.
Corporal Timothy Scudder and Officer Rueban Garduno were awarded for helping multiple children fighting significant health issues.
Scudder helped a high school student and a six-year-old girl both become officers for a day.
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“I just had to reach out and when she said she wanted to catch bad guys… make her little wish come true,” said Scudder.
Garduno helped a student dealing with muscular dystrophy attend his high school graduation ceremony.
“The student was cleared for release by doctors just an hour before the ceremony, and when District 4 officers heard about the situation, they took action,” said DPD in a press release.
“Ofc. Garduño was dispatched to Children’s Hospital Colorado and escorted the family to the school, and Ofc. Garduño helped the family to get the student to the graduation stage just minutes before his name was called,” said DPD.
Scudder is a 19-year veteran with DPD, and Garduno has spent three years with the department.