Evanston police detective honored for response to shooting

Jennifer Ball, Assistant City Editor

An Evanston police detective was given an honor this month for her actions in responding to a shooting, according to a news release.

Detective Anna Ostap received the Officer of the Year Award on Oct. 9 from the American Society for Industrial Security Illinois North Shore Chapter “for exhibiting exceptional courage, without thought of her personal safety, to protect human life,” according to the news release.

Ostap responded in May to a call of shots fired in Elks Park, on the corner of Mulford Street and Callan Avenue, where she came upon a male shot multiple times with a wound in his back.

The male subject went into shock and began bleeding profusely. In response, she maintained pressure on the wound until Evanston paramedics came and stabilized the person. Ostap stayed with the man until they arrived at the hospital, where the person went into surgery, according to a news release.

Ostap is a member of the Evanston police Juvenile Bureau and the Honor Guard.

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