Chief David Newlan introduced the ‘Citizen Commendable Action Coin’ wanting to recognize citizens that go above and beyond. The recipient is presented with the coin along with a card explaining the following:

Thank You For Your Commendable Action. On behalf of the Cape Coral Police Department, please accept this Challenge Coin in appreciation of your positive actions that make this community GREAT!

The Citizen Commendable Action Challenge Coin is given by an Officer of the Cape Coral Police Department to a civilian that performs an extraordinary act(s) or in the recognition of exemplary behavior.


On May 9, 2019, School Resource Officer Negron of Trafalgar Middle School, was flagged down by a teacher while he was assisting with student supervision in the school cafeteria during lunch time. 

The teacher advised that there was another teacher in the staff lounge who was choking on a piece of chicken. When SRO Negron arrived, he observed a substitute teacher coughing. Standing next to the substitute teacher were other teachers to include Nevin Marshall. SRO Negron was advised that the substitute teacher had been eating lunch with the other teachers when she began choking on a piece of chicken so Mr. Marshall immediately jumped into action and performed three abdominal thrusts. This assisted with dislodging the piece of chicken from the substitute teachers throat.

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