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Ryan Fritz, an officer with the Craig Police Department, stands Thursday outside the Moffat County Public Safety Center. The police department recognized Fritz this week for helping three Moffat County Sheriff’s Office deputies save the life of an inmate at the Moffat County Jail last month.

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Craig Police officer awarded for helping inmate facing a heart attack

When Ryan Fritz, an officer for the Craig Police Department, heard a request for help in the Moffat County Jail early in the morning April 3, he said his instincts kicked in. At around 4:30 a.m., an inmate suffered a heart attack, was unconscious and had quit breathing. By Fritz’s knowledge, the progression was simple — the man’s heart would stop.


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