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2014 Award for Merit

2014 Award for Merit

Officer Jonathan Logan, Alamo Colleges Police Department

Officer Jonathan Logan, Alamo Colleges Police DepartmentOn March 14, 2013 at around 3:30 a.m. while traveling north on I-35 in San Antonio, Texas, Alamo Colleges Police Officer Jonathan Logan encountered a vehicle traveling southbound in his lane, coming straight at him. Logan swerved to his right and avoided a collision with the vehicle and as a result ended up facing south in the northbound lane. Logan observed the vehicle that almost hit him swerve to avoid an oncoming truck tractor-semi trailer combination traveling northbound in the proper lane on the highway. Logan witnessed the vehicle hit and ride on top of a bridge guardrail and catch fire as it then fell into the creek bed below at Medio Creek. Logan immediately positioned his patrol vehicle in the center median and activated his emergency lights and notified dispatch of the additional information. Logan then exited his patrol vehicle and ran down to the creek bed to see if he could help.

He saw a burning, upside-down vehicle, with a female partially ejected from the front passenger door. Logan also saw a male trapped under the vehicle. Logan then pulled the female out of the wreckage and up the embankment away from the burning vehicle. The male occupant was still pinned under the wreckage and Logan was unable to free him before the fire spread and the vehicle became fully engulfed in flames. The fire was causing several explosions and Logan had no choice, but to get to safety. He made it to the top of the embankment and noticed that the San Antonio Police Department had arrived.

Logan's actions resulted in the saving of the life of the female passenger in the vehicle with which he narrowly avoided a head on collision. Nominated by: Don F. Adams, Chief of Police

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