CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Four officers at the Cape Coral Police Department were honored with the Meritorious Service Award by Chief Anthony Sizemore, for their heroic efforts on a tragic November 2020 call.
Cape Police say the Meritorious Service Award is awarded to a member of the Department for exceptional performance of duty to include extraordinary acts of courage or actions that bring great credit upon the Police Department, and/or the police profession and/or recipient through devotion to duty or service to the public on or off-duty.
Officers responded to a crash with a car in a canal with two children trapped inside.
When officers arrived, the vehicle was already totally submerged.
Officers Brandon Sancho, Nicholas Isaacs, Ronny Greenup, and Dragoslav Maksimovic entered the canal in an attempt to free the children without regard for their safety.
With the assistance of the Cape Coral Fire Department, one child was pulled from the vehicle, with the other child removed shortly after.
Both children were transported to the hospital but sadly passed away.
The officers bravely tried to save the children, setting themselves apart by their extraordinary act of courage.