Three men will be honored this afternoon at the Palm Beach County’s 16 th annual Safety Council Safety award event.
Two officers and a firefighter will be spotlighted for their acts of bravery and heroism.
Palm Beach officer Kevin Morine Jr. stopped a woman from trying to kill herself by drowning at the beach back in October.
Morine Jr. said the call to respond to an intoxicated person came in from dispatch. When Morine Jr. arrived at the beach, witnesses told him that the woman went in the water, with the attempt to end her life. He said he made a connection with her and was able to convince her to come out.
"I feel like everybody deserves credit. It just happened to be me and there at that moment at that time. And I feel like all of the guys and the women that work with us. Their officers would've done the exact same thing and been just as successful," said Morine Jr.
With 18 years on the job, Officer Morine Jr. said he’s mentally prepared for anything to happen.
Also being honored is Officer Tony Rumph for giving the Heimlich maneuver to a co-worker and firefighter Lt. Marx for pulling an unconscious man out of the water.
Council members said this is one of their biggest events every year. The program starts at 12:45 p.m at the Embassy Suites in West Palm Beach.
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