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WTOC Videographer honored by SCMPD

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One of WTOC's own was recognized today at the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department's meritorious service awards ceremony Thursday.

The department gave WTOC News Videographer Channing Beacham a letter of recognition.

Last July, Beacham helped officers locate a suicidal man on the Talmadge Bridge by providing them with images from his camera.

His willingness to put his job on hold to help officers led to the man's rescue and illustrated his commitment to public safety in our community.

"We recognized him because he assisted the officers in an attempted suicide," said Chief Julie Tolbert. "Sometimes, when a citizen sees an event taking place, sometimes they pass by. Your person (Channing) actually stopped and assisted the person and saved this gentleman's life and we wanted to show the appreciation for what he did as well."

We want to say congratulations to Channing to for a job well done.

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