IPSC Award Dinner

The 9th Annual Steak-Fry was held at the Frontenac Club, on Main Street in West Warwick, on Friday evening, May 6, 2016 for the purpose of awarding the “Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award” and as a fundraiser for our various charities such as the CHIP Program and the Scottish Rite Dyslexia Center.

As usual, it was a great evening for the brothers and our wives/guests to enjoy ourselves. This year there were over 100 in attendance to participate in the congratulatory event and witness the award ceremony. Social hour was at 6:00 PM followed by dinner at 7:00. Following the great steak-fry dinner, M∴W∴Bradford L. Barco, president of the International Police Square Club and president of the RI Chapter opened the festivities and gave his welcoming remarks. M∴W∴Barco spoke briefly about the RI Chapter and the several charities we support and especially their award program for “Above and Beyond the Call of Duty”. He then introduced this year’s award recipient from the Cranston Police Department, officer Brenton Medeiros.

On two occasions, just days apart, Officer Medeiros proved his dedication to his vocation and to the public as he saved the lives of individuals who otherwise would have had a very sorrowful ending.

As reported by WPRI 12 - Eyewitness News:

“On March 25, 2015, an off-duty Cranston police officer on his way in for work late Tuesday night spotted a burning vehicle near I-195. Crews responded to the scene of a vehicle crash into a guardrail on North Hull Street in East Providence around 11:20 PM. 0fficer Brenton Medeiros pulled over, climbed down an embankment and jumped over a six-foot fence to reach the car on the dead end street. A 70-year-old driver was still in the SUV when the officer reached his vehicle. Officer Medeiros was able to pull the man to safety.” The 70-year old man was billionaire Richard Brady.

A few days later, on April 1, 2015, Officer Medeiros once again was instrumental in saving a life.

As reported by WPRI 12 - Eyewitness News:

“Cranston police tell us, officer Brenton Medeiros saved a young woman from a heroin overdose with the reversal drug Narcan last Wednesday. The 20-year old woman was found by her mother who called 911. When the officer arrived he successfully treated her, and she regained consciousness as she was being taken to Kent County Hospital. Colonel Michael Winquist praised the officer for his recent heroic actions. “If it wasn’t for officer Medeiros’s quick response and injection of naloxone, the outcome in this case would likely have been tragic, resulting in the unnecessary loss of another young person suffering from opioid addiction,” he said. The woman was treated and released later that day.

After the award presentations, and congratulatory remarks by M∴W∴Barco, the attendees gave a hearty applause and standing ovation. M∴W∴Barco, concluded the evening with a closing address and thanked everyone for their support.