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Heroes Honored After Renown Campus Shooting

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At Wednesday's Reno City Council meeting, first responders were honored for their work saving lives on the day of the shooting on the Renown Regional Medical Center Campus.

We also heard from one of the survivors who was injured that day.   

Dr. Christine Lajeunesse was shot and critically injured during the incident on the Renown campus back in December. Today, she got a chance to say thank you. "I want to thank you for the opportunity to thank someone for saving my life. It's not very many people who can say thank you for saving my life, and that really is what these people did."

Dr. LaLajeunesseugged the two men credited with saving her life - Reno Police Officers Reid Thomas and Ryan Connelly. The two were among the first on scene and stopped to give her emergency care that ultimately saved her life.

Thomas and Connelly received the RPD Livesaving Award at the ceremony today.
The meeting also honored other police officers and dispatchers who stayed calm and showed extraordinary bravery in the face of an active shooting situation. "That day was awful. And we were able to spring into action, our staff knew exactly what to do based on our training, and to be recognized for that means a lot," says Suzy Rogers, Public Safety Dispatch Supervisor of Operations.

"They were extremely brave. They went in, they went right to where the violence was happening, and they took some drastic measures to ensure the safety of everyone inside," says Reno Police Deputy Chief Tom Robinson.

And I know I speak for all of us when I say congratulations - and thank you to all of them.

Written by Arianna Bennett
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