Police, fire personnel honored with Hero awards

Homes for Heroes of Chaves County has honored two Roswell policemen and a Roswell firefighter.

Officers Charles Drake and Ricardo Olivares received Hero of the Year awards after they saved a man this past May.

The man had walked into an Allsup’s before passing out from loss of blood.

Drake and Olivares arrived before ambulance medics did, and they allowed this man to survive.

Lt. Tom Graham from the fire department won a Hero of the Year award for his long-standing dedication and service to the department and the community.