Congratulations to Officer Nathan Pimentel, who received the prestigious Medal of Valor Sept. 12 at the 93rd annual training conference of the New England Association of Chiefs of Police.
Officer Pimentel was honored for his life-saving efforts during a house fire Jan. 17, 2018 at 282 Tinkham St.
Officer Pimentel, who was assigned to Unit 33, was the first police officer on the scene. He advised responding units that there was a working fire on the second floor of this location. Officer Pimentel was able to clear three males from the second floor residence and three females from the first floor residence, despite heavy smoke throughout the building.
Officer Pimentel, right, is pictured with Deputy Chief Paul Oliveira.