Two Absecon Cops To Receive National Recognition for Life Saving Efforts
Two local police officers will be receiving recognition as National Law Enforcement Officers of the Month in a ceremony in Washington D.C. on May 24th.
Being honored are Officers Daniel Krause and Laura Winkle. Both will have their names read by President Obama at the ceremony. They also recently received awards from the Cape Atlantic 200 Club,
According to a release from the Absecon Police Department, Krause and Winkle are being honored for their live saving efforts following an auto accident last year:
On April 5, 2013 at 5:17 pm, Officer’s Daniel Krause and Laura Winkel responded to a motor vehicle accident on Rt. 30 in front of the Home Depot in Absecon. The lone vehicle involved, had reportedly lost control and overturned into a water retention pond in front of the shopping center. The vehicle was completely submerged in 4 feet of water, only the tires and undercarriage was visible. Two of the four passengers were able to free themselves, with the remaining two passengers still seat belted and trapped inside the vehicle. Officers Krause and Winkel immediately removed and secured their gun belts in their vehicle and dove into the cold water in full uniform. Officer Winkel was able to remove the third passenger from the vehicle and take that person to land where emergency medical personnel attended to the victim. Officer Krause then reached inside of the vehicle, cutting the seatbelt off of the fourth passenger and removing them from the vehicle as well. Officers Daniel Krause and Laura Winkel went above and beyond the call of duty when they risked their own lives by jumping into the cold water in full uniform, cutting off the safety belts and removing two passengers from the submerged vehicle.