Greater Cleveland Hero Awards honor man who helped police during car dealership shooting

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CLEVELAND-- A man who helped police during a shooting at a Willoughby Hills car dealership was among the honorees at the 2018 Greater Cleveland Hero Awards.

Officers were called to Classic BMV on Sept. 28 for an agitated customer. They found out there was a warrant for the man's arrest and tried to take him away from the dealership. That's when he broke free and began shooting at the two officers, hitting both.

As an injured officer struggled with the suspect, Dana Walling ran to help. He put the suspect in hand cuffs and waited until more police and paramedics arrived.

Other honorees included Willowick Patrolman Christopher Olup and St. Robery Prochazka, who pulled a man from a burning building, and Jared Lee, a training specialist at MetroHealth, who stopped on Interstate 77 to help two car crash victims. Lee even made a tourniquet out of the draw string from his scrubs.

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