Cleveland Heights police officer honored for his service

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Courtesy Cleveland Heights police.

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS – Alex Haworth, a Cleveland Heights patrol officer, was honored recently for his service with the department.

On Jan. 11 he was the first to respond to a house fire. Although most of the family had escaped, Haworth went in to save an elderly man in a wheelchair. He found him upstairs and carried him outside to safety.

Haworth has worked for Cleveland Heights for three years, after taking some time off to serve for the National Guard in Afghanistan.

While serving in Afghanistan, Haworth was injured by a suicide bomb, while many civilians and three other members of his unit were killed.

He recovered over a sixth month period and returned to Cleveland Heights police in March 2013.