More than 1½ years after that Nov. 4, 2012, incident — which took place on the veteran officer’s 16-year anniversary on the job — Pigott collected two police department awards for his remarkable bravery.
The Canaryville resident was given the Superintendent’s Award for Valor, issued by the department for “an act of outstanding bravery or heroism” and the Blue Star Award, given to officers who’ve been “seriously, critically, or fatally injured while in the performance of police duty.”
Ceremonies were held earlier this week. Pigott received the awards from Police Supt. Garry McCarthy and Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Pigott’s quick-thinking led to the arrest of Nicholas Sauer, a 27-year-old parolee, who was charged with child abduction after trying to kidnap his infant daughter, authorities said.