Two Bowling Green police officers on Tuesday received the Meritorious Service Award for their lifesaving
efforts in two separate incidents last year.
Officers Jason Broshious and Tyson Richmond, with the Bowling Green Police Division, were honored during
Tuesday’s council meeting.
According to police, on Nov. 21, Broshious responded to a call on Crim Street for a 64-year-old man who
had fallen and was unresponsive. Upon arriving, Broshious took over CPR that had been started by a
Bowling Green fire personnel responded and transported the man to the hospital, where he underwent
emergency surgery. The man is now at home and expecting a full recovery.
On Nov. 22, Richmond responded outside the city to assist at an injury crash at U.S. 6 and Ohio 25.
Arriving at the scene, Richmond was informed that a man who stopped to help at the crash was hit and
severely injured by a passing car that crashed into the first accident scene.
Aid was being rendered by a second person in an attempt to stop heavy bleeding from the injured man’s
leg. Richmond quickly determined that a second tourniquet was needed to fully stop the blood loss, and
he applied his belt-carried tourniquet, stopping the blood flow. His actions helped save the man’s life.
This is the second Meritorious Service Award that Richmond has received for lifesaving actions with the
During Tuesday’s meeting, Aspacher called the officers’ actions “outstanding service, really above the
call of duty.”
“These two officers,” he said, “are exemplary, but they represent our entire force.”