Trooper Douglas Cropper was recognized for his brave
and timely actions in stopping a wrong-way driver on I-295 in
Portland just before the Tukey’s Bridge. On June 29, 2012 after
pulling over a truck, he saw a car traveling northbound in the
southbound lane. Reversing direction to the nearby exit ramp,
he maneuvered through traffic on Marginal Way, entered the
interstate northbound, turned into the crossover, and positioned
his cruiser in the path of the wrong-way driver with only a
fraction of a second to spare. Trooper Cropper’s quick thinking
helped prevent an imminent head on collision.
Pfc. Lisa Bryant was recognized for her courageous
and timely actions in providing emergency medical care
to Mr. Larry Huff. Pfc. Bryant of Scarborough, Army National
Guard medic for the 133rd Engineer Battalion in Gardiner and
University of Southern Maine student, was the first on the
scene of a crash in Bowdoinham on Tuesday, August 21, 2012.
Lisa was driving on I-295 in Bowdoinham when the crash
occurred. The occupant, 67 year-old Larry Huff, was ejected
from the vehicle and not breathing. Bryant had her supplies
with her and was able to resuscitate Huff at the scene.