REDWOOD CITY (CBS SF) — Two Redwood City firefighters and two police officers were honored for their heroism and outstanding service by a local community group, a city official announced.

The Peninsula Council of Lions Club presented police Officer Perry Garcia with the service award at the 46th annual Police and Firefighter Awards Banquet on April 1.

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Garcia, a volunteer instructor for the police activities league’s karate program, volunteered more than 2,400 hours and helped mentor over 700 at-risk youth during his 11-year tenure, officials said.

Police Officer Ryan Adler was also nominated for a heroism award for his part in saving the life of a 9-year-old child on April 14, 2010. He responded to a report of a child who was choking, administered the Heimlich maneuver, and restored the child’s breathing.

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Two firefighters were honored with heroism awards for their roles in responding to a downed airplane in the Redwood Shores Lagoon on Sept. 2.

Firefighter Julie Badertscher and Capt. Terry Condon aided the removal of a female passenger and did a thorough search of the submerged aircraft for survivors.

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