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  • Randy Pench / rpench@sacbee.com

    Louis Buchetto caresses his daughter Tirza Buchetto, 14, after he was honored by the Sacramento Police Department on Wednesday. In the foreground is Sacramento Police Officer Paul Curtis, whom Buchetto aided in the capture of bicyclist who had been eluding police in Land Park earlier this month.

  • Randy Pench / rpench@sacbee.com

    Louis Buchetto holds the certificate of appreciation he received from Sacramento police Chief Sam Somers Jr. on Wednesday.

Video: Police honor Land Park man who helped collar a suspect

Published: Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 - 12:00 am
Last Modified: Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 - 6:40 am

Louis Buchetto of Land Park didn’t hesitate when he helped Sacramento Police Officer Paul Curtis tackle a man on a bicycle who had been eluding police officers in Land Park on Feb. 10.

Buchetto received a certificate of appreciation from Police Chief Sam Somers Jr. during a gathering at the Police Department’s Hall of Honor while surrounded by police officers and staff.

Nervous, his lip trembling but otherwise composed, Buchetto accepted the honor but declined to speak to the group.

Moments later during a television interview, he reflected on a quote which came to mind. “Courage is action and a prayer.” He added, “That’s pretty much what I did. It’s just one moment in time.”



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