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Village Praises Officers for Swift Actions

Three East Hampton Village police officers were recognized during National Police Week for their outstanding work.

With National Police Week underway, the East Hampton Village Boad took some time out of its meeting on Friday to recognize three village officers for their outstanding work.

Officers Mario Julio Galeano, Kenneth Brabant Jr. and Chris Hansen each received commendations for their swift actions on the job in two instances over the past year-and-a-half.

Police Chief Jerry Larsen chose to recognize Galeano, who spotted something suspicious going on inside a vehicle parked at the rest-stop at the western edge of the village on Jan. 24, 2012. The and endangering the welfare of a child under 17.

Larsen said the rape would have otherwise gone undetected had it not been for Galeano's "quick thinking and determination."

Brabant and Hansen helped save the life of . They quickly arrived at an East Hampton Village house and used an automated external defibrillator, a portable device that analyzes the heart's rhythm for arrhythmias and ventricular tachycardia, then directs the user to deliver an electrical shock to the heart.

The man remained unconscious for 12 days and then made a full-recovery, according the chief.

The officers, and Officer Barry Johnson, who also helped during the call, were recognized by their peers in the Suffolk County Police Conference with the .

National Police Week is from May 13 to 19.

Village Trustee Richard T. Lawler, who acts as the police commissioner, said the village appreciates the hard work of the entire police department.

Loretta Lynch May 19, 2012 at 01:24 PM
Congratulations to these men and all the officers in the village and town. Their job isn't an easy one.
willan paul chavez torres November 29, 2012 at 10:45 PM
hello my name is willan chavez towers .. I am from Ecuador ... and I have the information klever sigcha violated and abused his daughter and was arrested for that crime .. but not having going to try this out free for no proof because she was sent to Ecuador .. she always cries when he remembers that his father households forced him to do. -. she wants to return to testify for failing to go free .. helpme please contact me call me my number is 0995910855. and my email is wilip7@hotmail.com she does not want this rapist go free because when I return to Ecuador tene and continue abusing her. This is a rapist and should pay for what he did,,, violated the daughter was 13 that's not a potato is a madman help me help me help this child

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