LEBANON, Missouri- On Monday during regular council session, civilian Michael Sachs was recognized for coming to the aid of an officer who was being assaulted during an arrest 3 weeks ago.  During an arrest attempt on a fraudulent check cashing suspect at the Infuze Credit Union, the male suspect identified as Dustin Mask  attacked an officer and then fled to the edge of the parking lot. The officer said he and the suspect then struggled and the suspect struck him in the face. That’s when Sachs who was passing by assisted the officer  until other police units came on scene. Weapons including a handgun were found in the subject’s vehicle.

Dispatcher Ashley Taylor also received a Chief’s Letter of Recognition for her assistance in the incident through managing radio traffic.

A counsel status hearing is scheduled today for Dustin Mask, of Stoutland, who is being held on 1st degree assault on a special victim and unlawful firearm charges.

Officer Kyle W. Clark was recognized with a Letter of Commendation for his quick response in saving the life of a citizen through administering CPR.

“It is a true joy to see our citizens and officers recognized for their efforts to make the city a safer place. I was honored to give Mr. Sachs the first Office of the Mayor Community Service Coin for his assistance of an officer in distress,” said Mayor Josh Ray.

Photos courtesy City of Lebanon