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The Bulletin Notes.

Law enforcement officers are challenged daily in the performance of their duties; they face each challenge freely and unselfishly while answering the call to duty. In certain instances, their actions warrant special attention from their respective departments. The Bulletin also wants to recognize those situations that transcend the normal rigors of the law enforcement profession.

While on foot patrol, Officer Terry Cochran of the Memphis, Tennessee, International Airport Police Department observed an airport employee in physical distress. Recognizing the signs of cardiac arrest, he requested paramedics and asked a nearby worker to retrieve an automated external defibrillator (AED). While waiting, Officer Cochran provided medical care for the unconscious victim. When the AED came, Officer Cochran, along with newly arrived Officer Billy Stubbs, noticed that the individual now had lost vital signs. They administered one electrical pulse from the device and continued to provide CPR until medical personnel responded. The subject regained vital signs, was transported to a local hospital, and later recovered. The quick, professional, and unselfish actions of these two officers saved this individual's life.

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Officer Jason Scott of the Salinas, California, Police Department responded to a residential fire. When he arrived, he noticed flames in the windows and the area around the front door. Neighbors advised him that an elderly woman lived there and could be inside. Immediately, Officer Scott forced his way into a side entrance and began calling for the victim. After hearing cries for help, he crawled under the thick smoke to a rear bedroom, located her, and carried her outside to safety. She later recovered. The brave actions of Officer Scott saved the life of this elderly woman.

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Title Annotation:law enforcement officers
Publication:The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin
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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jun 1, 2006
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