LAKE TWP.  During the Lake Township trustees' regular meeting on July 9, Uniontown Police Chief Michael Batchik presented retired Sgt. David White and Officer Brian Duman each with the Fraternal Order of Police, Ohio’s Finest police officer awards.

White and Duman responded to a domestic violence call July 9, 2017, where White was shot four times. Duman has been credited with saving White’s life by eliminating the threat and then applying a tourniquet to stop the bleeding on White’s arm.

Fox 8 News from Cleveland was there to film the presentation. White spoke briefly thanking the trustees and others for their support.

"I’m very honored to receive this award and to have had the support from the board, my wife and family and friends, it’s been life altering and it’s amazing receiving this award," White said.

He went on to say that he felt he was just doing his job saying, "it’s what I was trained to do and was expected to do."

"It’s nice to be here together and to receive these awards together," Duman added.

Trustees President John Arnold congratulated both officers.

"We’re grateful for the many prayers during that time that were answered," he said.

OTHER ACTIONS: 

- Authorized paying bills as of July 9 in the amount of $798,587.

- Approved placing a 1.25 mill renewal road levy on the Nov. 6 ballot. The renewal levy will generate $714,922 a year. Arnold said it is a renewal and won’t cost taxpayers any more than they have paid in the past.

- Authorized township legal counsel to file a zoning enforcement lawsuit against the property owner at 12180 Titano Circle.

- After returning from an executive session, hired David McKay as a part-time patrol officer at an hourly rate of $15 an hour.

- Returned to executive session to discuss collective bargaining matters with no action taken.

UP NEXT: Meets 6:30 p.m. July 23 at Township Hall