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From left, George Brook, Anthony Petrie and Jamie Scherf were recognized as "Top Cops" by the National Association of Police Organizations. Photo courtesy of the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office

Local deputies named 'Top Cops' for saving child

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BEMIDJI — George Brook, Jamie Scherf and Anthony Petrie did everything in their power to save the lives of three children on April 6, 2012.


But at the end of a chaotic period of about 30 minutes, as the Risland boys — Zach, 6, Jacob, 2, and Isaiah, 8 — were pulled from Clearwater Lake and loaded into an ambulance and a police car, Petrie feared for the worst.

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Justin Glawe
Reporting on crime, courts and Beltrami county government. Follow me on Twitter @JustinGlawe.
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