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Sergeant Clinton Sebastian

Sergeant Clinton Sebastian

The David Chow Humanitarian 2015 Award

Sergeant Clinton Sebastian

Sergeant Clinton Sebastian, joined the Chicago Police Department in 1997 and was promoted to his current rank in 2009, where has upheld the finest and most noble traditions of the Chicago Police Department during his entire career of public service.

On May 11, 2014, a stolen sport utility vehicle swerved in traffic and crashed into a brick building in a rough area of downtown Chicago shortly before midnight. The driver of the damaged vehicle fled on foot while inside the vehicle lay a non-responsive child who had suffered blunt trauma. The child was removed from under the front seat by a civilian witness shortly before the vehicle burst into flames.

Arriving at the crash scene, Sergeant Clinton Sebastian sprang into action and performed CPR on the four-year-old boy whom he was able to resuscitate. The child was then taken by Fire Department ambulance to the University of Chicago’s Comer Children’s Hospital for recovery.

Sergeant Clinton Sebastian has distinguished himself in the line of duty on numerous occasions and is the recipient of the Superintendent award of Valor, 21 Department Commendations, 290 Honorable Mentions, 3 lifesaving awards as well as awards from the state and county level for valor and professionalism. The Mayor and the members of the Chicago City Council, assembled to recognize the heroic actions of Sergeant Clinton Sebastian and bestowed a commendation for his unwavering dedication and continued professionalism.

Although being devoted to the police department is a full time job, Clinton’s devotion to his family is also of the highest priority. Through the endless support of his family, he feels able to go to work every night and achieve his goals of helping fellow officers and the citizens of the city of Chicago.

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