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Evanston Police Detective Anna Ostap received the Officer of the Year Award from the ASIS Illinois North Shore Chapter “for exhibiting exceptional courage, without thought of her personal safety, to protect human life,” ASIS is a worldwide security management frim.

In May of this year, Det. Ostap, who is assigned to the Juvenile Bureau, responded to a report of persons shot in Elks Park. Arriving on the scene, she came upon a male subject who had been shot multiple times, with a large gaping wound in his back.

Det. Ostap used her training to stop the bleeding and maintained pressure on the wound until Evanston Fire & Life Safety Services paramedics arrived on the scene and were able to stabilize the individual. She remained with the him all the way to the hospital.