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Albany man presented top police award

August 19, 2004

Albany -- Last month Michael Slappy was on the job as an exterminator when he heard screams at the house next door. Two people were drowning, a 69 year old man and his 16 year old grandson.

Without, hesitation, Slappy jumped into the swimming pool and pulled the teenager from the bottom. He performed CPR on him, then went back to try to save Ru Guan. But the grandfather didn't survive.

Thursday Slappy was presented the Community Oriented Policing Award for saving the life of Valentin Ma Slappy said "I really wasn't expecting to get anything, that's not why I did it. I was just reacting to the situation."

Albany Police say Michael Slappy is the kind of man who makes this community strong.

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