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Police honor carpet cleaner for aiding officer

January 4, 2010

Most days are not this exciting for John Ortiz, who works full time cleaning and installing carpets in Modesto-area homes.

His decisive action Dec. 18, to assist a Ceres police officer who was pinned on the ground by an assailant has been called an act of valor. But Ortiz thinks he was just being a good citizen.

"I just did what I hope anyone else would do," he said last week.