Rich Stanek has been a police officer for 30 years, and he’s been the same as long as we’ve known him, a caring, compassionate street cop who delivers good service to people. In 2001, Lieutenant Rich Stanek was a SWAT Team negotiator talking to a man intending to jump from a parking ramp. When he jumped, Rich instinctively grabbed him and saved his life … at his own peril. Rich suffered severe back injuries, and has never fully recovered. He earned several Commendations for Meritorious Service.
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