2021 Yellow Springs News Merchandise
Aug
04
2021
Village Council
Yellow Springs Police Officer Dave Meister was presented with a commendation for exceptional service in the line of duty. (News archive photo by Lauren Heaton)

Yellow Springs Police Officer Dave Meister was presented with a commendation for exceptional service in the line of duty. (News archive photo by Lauren Heaton)

Police officer Meister commended in Council

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On behalf of Village Council at its meeting Monday, Police Chief David Hale presented Officer David Meister with a commendation for exceptional service in the line of duty. On May 1, Meister was the first responder to a 911 call at a West North College Street address, where an elderly resident had stumbled into a backyard pond, followed by his 60-year-old daughter, who jumped in to help him. When Meister arrived, he went into the pond and got both residents out of the water as the medics arrived.

“Officer Meister went into the pond without concern for himself, and we appreciate his service,” Chief Hale said. “The  red ribbon, worn above the name plate of the uniform, signifies outstanding service, such as highly intelligent or unusual law enforcement performance.”

Meister thanked his police department and the Miami Township Fire-Rescue squad. His wife, Zoe Van Eaton-Meister, and children Jane, Sven, Nicky and Kate, were there to congratulate him.

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