Recipient - Award of Valor
May 24, 2012
Patrolman Eastman is a four-year veteran of the York City Police Department. He is currently assigned as a patrol officer, and as an entry person on the York County Quick Response Team.
Eastman was born in Orlean, New York, and is a graduate of Red Land High School. He has an Associates Degree from the Pennsylvania College of Technology. Eastman is a ten-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps Reserves, and was twice deployed to Iraq. He is the recipient of the Navy/Marine Achievement Award in 2003 and 2006, a certificate of commendation, two certificates of achievement and a Warrior Award. Eastman is married to Amanda, and has two children, Taylor and Braelyn.
Eastman is the recipient of a Chief's Commendation and a Commissioner's Commendation.
On May 5, 2011, Eastman was off-duty and traveling on Fishing Creek Road in Fairview Township with his family. Eastman observed a vehicle veer off of the roadway and down an embankment. Eastman stopped to render aid, and found an elderly man that was operating the vehicle, and the vehicle on fire. Eastman attempted to get the driver to exit the burning vehicle, and got a confused response from the driver. Eastman spoke with the driver and, as the vehicle fire gained in intensity, coerced the driver to open his door. Eastman pulled the driver from the well-involved burning vehicle, with the driver becoming combative and wanting to return to the vehicle. Eastman had to physically restrain the driver, who continued to attempt to return to the vehicle, until the arrival of EMS.
Nominated by White Rose Lodge #15, Fraternal Order of Police
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