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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.

Chief Jim Granucci of the San Carlos, California, Police Department was the first officer responding to an elderly man who suffered heart failure; the chief found the victim unconscious and without a pulse or signs of respiration. He immediately began CPR. Officer Marti Overton quickly arrived on the scene with a portable automated external defibrillator and administered one electrical impulse and rescue breathing while Chief Granucci continued chest compressions. The man recovered and began to breathe on his own before being transported to a local hospital. The quick actions and expertise of Chief Granucci and Officer Overton resulted in a saved life.

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While off duty at a lake with friends, Officer Kristie Hughes of the Sand Springs, Oklahoma, Police Department heard screams coming from a nearby swimming area. She then observed a young male pointing at the water and yelling that something had his legs. Officer Hughes immediately entered the lake and swam to the boy, who continued to scream that he could not move his legs and grabbed onto her in a panic. She then calmed the young man, maintained him above water, and helped him to shore. Officer Hughes ensured that he had no further injuries and advised the boy's uncle of the incident. The courage and quick thinking of Officer Hughes saved the boy's life.

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Title Annotation:quick reponses save lives
Publication:The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Apr 1, 2005
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