CLEARWATER — Several Clearwater police officers and employees who have "gone above and beyond on the job" recently received awards from the department:
• Officers Nikole Eaton and Steven Venezia were presented the Medal of Distinguished Service for saving the life of a suicidal woman on the Sand Key Bridge this year.
• Melanie Kindred and David Prior of the records section were recognized for stalling a burglary suspect who showed up at the police station to pick up a police report.
Several others received recognition for their roles in the "immediate apprehension of an armed bank robbery suspect," and Det. Rob Lazzaro was awarded for his work in an embezzlement investigation.