Citizen Service Award
The Bountiful Police Department presents the Citizen Service Award to James Robert Stratton for his brave actions of saving the life of someone in obvious danger. While waiting at the intersection of 400 North 500 West on the morning of May 29, 2014, Mr. Stratton decisively took action when he saw an upset female jump out of a vehicle, bleeding profusely from cuts on her arms. She was aggressively being pursued by the driver of the vehicle who immediately pulled over after she jumped out. Mr. Stratton observed a knife in the suspect’s hand as he was attempting to assault and stab the woman in her neck. Mr. Stratton tackled and disarmed the suspect prior to Bountiful Police and EMS arriving on scene. Mr. Stratton put concern for his own safety and well-being aside in order to save the victim’s life. These actions attest to his bravery and to his love and concern for his fellow man!