Community Briefs Feb. 15

Published: Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 01:03 PM.

Dennis Wise, president of the American Federation of Police & Concerned Citizens, awarded Officer Shane Kriser and Officer Beau Baier of the Crestview Police Department the law enforcement order of the Purple Heart.

Both officers were shot in the line of duty while attempting to serve an eviction notice to a resident who chose to shoot both officers instead of accepting the notice. Both Kriser and Baier were shot in the leg, but both have returned to work.

The incident took place Jan. 2.

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