Former Vienna police officer receives recognition

By Laura Schiermeier, Staff Writer
Posted 7/29/20

CUBA — The Board of Aldermen of the City of Cuba, Missouri and the Cuba Police Department honored Police Sergeant Mark Friedmann at their July council meeting. Sgt. Friedmann was presented with …

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Former Vienna police officer receives recognition

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CUBA — The Board of Aldermen of the City of Cuba, Missouri and the Cuba Police Department honored Police Sergeant Mark Friedmann at their July council meeting. Sgt. Friedmann was presented with a city proclamation and the Purple Heart as a result of his response to a domestic assault call on February 8, 2020.

On that fateful call he responded to, Sgt. Friedmann encountered an armed male who was suspected of having committed a felony domestic assault. During his response, Sgt. Friedmann received gunshot wounds during an exchange of gunfire with the suspect. He shot and killed the assaulter to end the confrontation.

Sgt. Friedmann was in recovery and physical rehabilitation for a long time, returning to light duty work at the Cuba PD last week.

Sergeant Friedmann was employed as a full time police officer with the Vienna Police Department from Sept. 2004 to Oct. 2015 before moving to the Cuba Police Department. He remains a reserve police officer and firearms instructor for the Vienna Police Department.

Vienna Police Chief Shannon Thompson expressed his congratulations to Friedmann on his recovery and for the recognition he received. “You’ve traveled a very long and painful road to return to serving the citizens of our communities. Thank you for your service.”

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