In November, Police Chief Kwin Bromley, Officer Michael Purvis and City Treasurer Toby Hunt were honored by the City Commission for a life saving event occurring at the Inter-State Fair & Rodeo. The honor was bumped up a notch as the three were recipients of a silver award at the Chiefs of Police Association Valor Banquet held Friday in Topeka. The honorees were recognized for saving the life of 18-month-old Grady Midgett who had stopped breathing while playing in the fair office last August.
There were 140 nominations for the valor awards with 56 chosen to receive awards at the ceremony. Treasurer Hunt was the only civilian honored as the rest of the recipients were members of police, sheriff departments or the Kansas Highway Patrol.