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Evanston Police Officer Sean O'Brien was running errands Tuesday when he spotted a small boy running around in the street in Des Plaines. When the boy jumped in the river, O'Brien jumped in after him and saved his life. (Credit: Sun-Times Media)

Evanston Officer’s Rescue Effort Earns National Award

Police officer Sean O’Brien, credited with the dramatic rescue of a boy from the frigid Des Plaines River last year, has been named Officer of the Month by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

01/20/2014

Evanston Police Office Sean O'Brien (Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Evanston Honors Cop Who Pulled Boy From River

Sean O’Brien says he’s humbled by the honor and surprised by all the hype.

03/11/2013