Fraser Winter Park officers honored for life-saving measures
Three Fraser Winter Park Police officers were honored Tuesday at Winter Park Town Hall for life-saving measures they performed earlier this month on an emergency call.
Officers Stensvad and Kupser and Sgt. Finley received the department’s life-saving medal after responding to a call in Wolf Park of an unconscious 71-year-old woman experiencing a seizure in August.
The three-officers performed CPR on the woman until Grand County EMS arrived and transported the woman to Middle Park Health-Granby.
“Officer Stensvad, Sgt. Finley and Officer Kupser all showed exceptional strength of character during this very chaotic scene by doing the right thing at the right time,” Chief Glen Trainor said. “As ambassadors for our community, they also distinguished themselves by selflessly making a difference in the life of the victim and her family.”
After Trainor spoke to the officers’ bravery and ability, he and Cmdr. Ransom pinned an award on each of the officers.
The council and audience also commended the officers’ for their hard work and dedication to the community with a few rounds of applause.
In other business:
- The town council approved a grant agreement with the state for $200,000 for the design of Winter Park’s new transit maintenance facility, which is 50% the total design cost. The facility will act as the headquarters for The Lift.
- Two events at Winter Park Resort, one for Mardi Gras and another for St. Patrick’s Day, received council approval.
- The council heard from developer Jeff Vogel of the Roam project on proposed improvements to the Fraser River Trail. Vogel asked for the town’s support on a grant application to fund the work. Council members were supportive of the project overall, but directed staff to get more details about the town’s financial commitment and long-term maintenance before they decide to support the grant application.
- At a workshop discussion, council members reviewed the results of the off-highway vehicle survey and discussed advantages and concerns with allowing OHVs on town roads. Ultimately, the council decided not to allow OHVs on town roads because of the enforcement and safety concerns.
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