EDMOND — Detective Marion Cain has been named the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police officer of the year.
Cain was honored for his development of a device to detect explosives that have been surgically implanted into a person's body.
Cain teamed with Isaac Rutel, an assistant professor for the department of radiological sciences at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, to determine a proper X-ray dosage that could be used to detect a bomb threat.
Police officers Kyle Cunningham, Joseph Delpha and Neil Martin received the medal of valor for helping when a car was being swept away in a current in rapidly moving water on Nov. 7.
Officer Joseph Wells earned the lifesaving award for his actions on Feb. 5 after a woman called her therapist and said she had consumed a large number of pills.
The woman was not breathing and had a faint heartbeat. Wells administered CPR and the woman started to breathe again before medical help arrived.