Police

Posted on: January 13, 2017

Officer Omar Hernandez awarded lifesaving ribbon

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Prescott Valley Police and Town Council In the early morning hours of October 30, 2016, Prescott Valley Police officers were dispatched to a report of an unconscious man who was not breathing. Officer Omar Hernandez arrived on scene and began cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the victim until medical personnel from Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority arrived.  Once CAFMA personnel arrived, they were able to revive the victim. He was then transported to Yavapai Regional Medical Center East Campus. Officer Hernandez’ quick decisive actions played a vital role in the victim surviving this incident.

Further investigation revealed evidence suggesting that the victim in this case had just used heroin in the bathroom prior to collapsing.  According to CAFMA Engine 53 personnel who responded to this call, Officer Hernandez did an excellent job on the CPR which contributed to saving the victim’s life.

The Lifesaving Ribbon is awarded to recognize the actions of Police Department personnel that result in the saving or preservation of human life which otherwise would have been lost without the employee’s direct involvement. The actions by Officer Omar Hernandez warrant the awarding of the Prescott Valley Police Department’s Lifesaving Ribbon.

Photo: Officer Omar Hernandez, center, accepts the PVPD LIfesaving Award from Lt. James Gregory, left, and Lt. Pat Ruiz, right. 


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