View Full Version : UPD officer Henri Belleville is a local hero

07-31-2011, 11:57 AM

Posted: Friday, February 25, 2011 12:02 am | Updated: 12:14 am, Fri Feb 25, 2011.
Alex Orlando, Alligator Writer | 5 comments
When Henri Belleville became a University Police officer, he knew he’d be expected to help his fellow fallen officers. But he didn’t expect that would be in a fitness center.
He didn’t know he’d get an award for what he was about to do.
But on Thursday morning, he stood in front of the mayor, the city manager, his own police chief and about 50 other people who were there to thank him for his part in saving Gainesville Police Department Maj. Rick Hanna’s life.
“I don’t think we could be any more proud of him,” said Linda Stump, UPD police chief. “He was called off-duty and he didn’t hesitate.”

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