PHPD recognizes officers, citizens during annual awards

Members of the Port Huron Police Department and the public were celebrated Friday evening during the P.H.P.D.’s 2019 awards banquet. The police department recognized it’s officers for acts of courage, public service, and investigative work. Among those honored were three officers who received lifesaving awards from the department. Lieutenant Brian Kerrigan was credited for saving the live of a fifteen year old boy following a stump grinding accident last summer. Officer Brandon Pomranke helped save the live of a suspect last year who cut his arm while breaking in a window  Cadet Joseph Holzberger was cited with saving the life of two young girls during Blue Water Fest last year who were swimming near the Blue Water River Walk. The department also issued accommodations to local citizens who assisted offices in apprehending criminals. Included was a local teacher who reported a case of child abuse and a gas station clerk and mechanic who engaged an armed robber. The Port Huron Police also named recipients of four new individual awards that were voted on by members of the department. Records Administrative Supervisor Gale Kicinski was named non-sworn employee of the year, Detective Eric Krikorian received Investigator of the year, Sergeant Doug Decker is the Command Officer of the year, and Officer Travis Reed is the Port Huron Police Officer of the year.