Huber Heights honors 2 of its officers

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HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WDTN) – Special honors were awarded Monday night for Huber Heights police officers credited with saving lives.

Officer Shawn Waler helped to capture the suspect in a homicide on Rip Rap Road.

He was commended at the city council meeting for his actions.

“It’s nice. I don’t do this for a pat on the back, I don’t do this for recognition,” Waler said. “I do this because it’s what I’ve wanted to do since this is the reason I got into this, to try to keep the community safe and to look out for folks.”

Also honored was Officer Michael Hawley.

He responded to a call of an 8-year-old boy who was choking.

Officer Hawley arrived before the medics and did the Heimlich maneuver, saving the boy’s life.

“I’ve been a police officer for 25 years, so to save one kids life like that is a pretty cool thing,” said Hawley.

He said the boy was with his great grandparents and grandparents at the time. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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