October 1, 2014
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Two Reno police officers are being hailed as heroes for saving the life of a doctor who was critically injured in a shooting rampage near a Reno hospital in December.
Officers Reed Thomas and Ryan Connelly received Reno Police Chief Lifesaving Awards during a ceremony Wednesday before the city council.
Dr. Christine Lajeunesse was on hand to personally thank them for saving her after she was shot in the arm and chest in the attack at the Urology Nevada office on the campus of the Renown Regional Medical Center.
The gunman, 55-year-old Alan Frazier of California, killed another doctor and shot a third person before committing suicide.
Police arrived on scene within 45 seconds of the first call.
Connelly says the dispatch center did an amazing job coordinating the response.