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Two Kennett Square officers honored

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Two Kennett Square Police Officers were awarded commendations by the Chester County Chief’s of Police Association at a luncheon meeting held on January 8, 2014 at the Downingtown Country Club.

Cpl Richard E. Bell received a commendation for saving the life of a 13 yr old boy on July 7, 2013. Cpl Bell responded to the call finding the boy in cardiac arrest. Cpl. Bell began CPR which revived the child’s heartbeat and breathing. Medics arrived and the child was transported to A.I. DuPont Hospital in Wilmington, DE.

This 13 yr old boy is alive and well today thanks to the efforts of Cpl Bell.

Det Oscar Rosado received a commendation for an outstanding investigation of a person dealing prescription pain killers (oxycodone) out of their home. This investigation began in July 2013. Det Rosado made buys of the drugs using undercover operatives and spent numerous hours of surveillance on the residence gathering evidence. The dealer was subsequently arrested and plead guilty to the crimes. Under State Law tools and fruits of these crimes are subject to forfeiture. This drug dealer lost their home which was forfeited to the County.