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Tomioka to preserve tsunami-wrecked police car as symbol of bravery, fukushima minpo, 12/17/14

 Tomioka town authorities will preserve a police car wrecked by the massive tsunami caused by the 2011 earthquake as a symbol of bravery displayed by two off-duty police officers who died as they rushed to save residents. Mayor Koichi Miyamoto announced the decision on Dec. 16 at the start of a municipal assembly session. The town plans to begin preparations for the car’s preservation within the current fiscal year ending next March.

The officers were superintendant Yoichi Masuko, then 41, and assistant inspector Yuta Sato, then 24. They have been posthumously promoted by two ranks in honor of their dedicated service. The two were believed to have been engulfed by the tsunami while guiding residents to safety.

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from the u.s., recently moved from kobe to sendai, japan, researching community-based housing recovery after disaster.

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