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Red Cross honors 2 SPD officers as Hometown Heroes

Both officers were nominated by the SPD Public Information Unit.
Traci Ponto and Amy Woodyard

AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash.—The Red Cross honored local heroes Wednesday at the annual Hometown Heroes award ceremony at Northern Quest.

Among the honorees were members of local law enforcement, service members stations at Fairchild Air Force Base and even KREM 2's own Laura Papetti.

Officers Traci Ponto and Amy Woodyard from the Spokane Police Department were honored as Medical Heroes. The award goes to individuals or groups whose lifesaving actions go above and beyond the call of duty. Hometown Heroes credited Officer Ponto and Woodyard with responding and ultimately saving the life of a stabbing victim. Both officers were nominated by the SPD Public Information Unit.

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Other honorees included:

Deputy Randy Watts-- Law Enforcement Hero

Felix Paul-- Wilderness Rescue Hero

Rachelle Flatt-- Fire Safety Hero

Sarah Yates-- Workplace Safety Hero

Christopher Knapp- - Humanitarian Hero

Steven Troupin-- Youth Humanitarian Hero

SSgt Joshua Haun-- Water Rescue Hero

SSgt Garrett Wright-- Local Disaster Hero

SrA Nichole Holland-- Military Hero

141st Homeland Response Force-- Community Partner Hero

Laura Papetti-- 2014 Spirit of the Red Cross

Each year, Red Cross leaders honor individuals and organizations from our region making a positive impact on the lives of others.