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Orlando Police Chief John Mina presents award to fallen Lt. Debra Clayton's family

News 6 anchor Matt Austin emcees 16th annual CIT breakfast

APOPKA, Fla. – The 16th annual Central Florida Crisis Intervention Team appreciation breakfast was held Friday morning.

News 6 anchor Matt Austin emceed the event, during which he presented the "CIT Officer of the Year" award to Officer Lauren Gant on behalf of the Orlando Police Department.

Austin shared a story about Gant's heroic act of saving a 70-year-old suicidal woman from injuring herself and her roommates after others had tried to make dialogue with her, but were unsuccessful.

During the ceremony, Orlando Police Chief John Mina presented fallen Lt. Debra Clayton's family with the "Debra Clayton Role Player of the Year" award. Clayton had been a member of the crisis intervention team since 2004, according to police.

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