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Officers honored for actions in Nevada shooting

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 1, 2014 at 10:26 am •  Published: May 1, 2014

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two Nevada police officers are being hailed as heroes for saving the life of a doctor who was critically injured in a shooting rampage at a Reno medical building.

Officers Reed Thomas and Ryan Connelly received Reno Police Chief Lifesaving Awards during a ceremony Wednesday before the City Council.

Dr. Christine Lajeunesse was on hand to personally thank them for saving her after she was shot in the arm and chest in the December attack. The shootings happened at the Urology Nevada office on the campus of the Renown Regional Medical Center.

The gunman, 55-year-old Alan Frazier of California, killed another doctor and shot a third person before committing suicide.

Police arrived at the scene within 45 seconds of the first call.

Connelly says the dispatch center did an amazing job coordinating the response.