Tom Bean police officer honored for heroism

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

TOM BEAN, TX - Tom Bean Police Officer Larry Rittenhouse was named the Hero of the Year at the city council meeting Monday night in Tom Bean.

Officer Larry Rittenhouse saved a small child from choking after they were having a seizure. Rittenhouse responded quickly by using CPR and saved the child.

The City of Tom Bean awarded him the honor, along with a letter from the mayor stating the city was very fortunate to have someone like him on staff with the police department.


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  • by Anonymous on Mar 9, 2010 at 06:59 AM
    Good job Officer Rittenhouse. Your actions speak very well of your professionalism and dedication. You may only be the hero of the year for your agency, but you are the hero for a lifetime in the eyes of that child and it's parents. THANKS!!!!
  • by Mayor Sherry E. Howard Location: Tom Bean on Mar 9, 2010 at 05:27 AM
    Thank you again for airing our story--it is always rewarding to hear the efforts of one individual who makes a difference in someone else's life. Officer Rittenhouse was totally surprised and honored when presented this award at our city council meeting last night.
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