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Red Cross to honor North Providence police officers

These officers truly embody the spirit of the Red Cross.

The American Red Cross will honor North Providence Police Officers Robert Brown and Scott Feeley with the Spirit of the Red Cross Award at the Fourth Annual Rhode Island Heroes Breakfast on Friday, October 23.

During last year’s unrelenting winter, Officers Brown and Feeley saved the life of a North Providence man by using CPR. After saving the man’s life, they learned he was on his way to clear snow off his neighbor’s driveway before starting his own. Upon learning of the neighbor’s intended good deed, the officers went back to his house to shovel snow in his driveway.

“The American Red Cross would like to express our deepest gratitude to Officers Brown and Feeley for being an example to us all,” said Tempie Thompson, executive director, American Red Cross Rhode Island. “Not only did the officers help save this man’s life, they also went that extra step to help clear the man’s driveway. These officers truly embody the spirit of the Red Cross and we are thrilled to be honoring them with this special award.”

Officers Brown and Feeley along with other local heroes will be honored at the Fourth Annual Rhode Island Heroes Breakfast Friday, October 23. The event will be held at the Omni Providence Hotel, located at 1 West Exchange Street in Providence. The presenting sponsor at the event is Webster Bank. Other sponsors include Marcum, Amica Insurance, and Bank of America. Registration for this event and breakfast will be served starting at 7:30 AM. Tickets for the event must be purchased in advance and will be $40 each. To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit contact Melissa Fazzio at .


About the American Red Cross Rhode Island Chapter: 

The first Red Cross office in Rhode Island opened in 1916. The Rhode Island Chapter serves all 39 cities and towns in Rhode Island, as well as Seekonk, Massachusetts. The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, visit or visit us on Twitter @RIRedCross.