Bay City Public Safety officials handed out awards to officers for their work in the community over the last year during the Monday, September 16 City Commission meeting.

Public Safety Director Michael Cecchini says recognition ranged from saving the lives of drug overdose victims or people trapped in house fires to catching suspects robbing convenience stores or breaking into vehicles.

20-year-old Saginaw Valley State University student Madison Marciniak personally thanked the firefighters who carried her out of a burning house on 5th St. July 29. She’s continuing to recover from throat surgery after inhaling carbon monoxide.