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Life Saving Incident

March 25, 2022
Lee County
Cape Coral

On March 25, 2022, around 2:55 p.m., Officer Scarlato responded to a disturbance involving a 12-year-old who was out of control. While Officer Scarlato was enroute to the residence, the juvenile armed himself with a knife and then put the knife down. The male then went to the rear of the house and broke out the sliding glass door. The scene was chaotic. The juvenile went to the front of the residence and broke a front window and cut himself. The juveniles grandmother was crying for help and very scared. As soon as Officer Scarlato arrived on scene he could see the juvenile had lost a lot of blood. Officer Scarlato remained calm during the situation and applied a tourniquet to stop the bleeding. For his actions Officer Scarlato was awarded his departments lifesaving medal. HadOff Scarlato not remained calm and applied a tourniquet when he did, this could have ended in tragedy. For this reason, Scarlato received the Lifesaving Award

The history of law enforcement in the United States is a long and wonderful history of bravery. This website is dedicated to documenting the heroic deeds of law enforcement officers throughout the United States who have either given or risked their lives to save others. There are many stories of bravery and heroism for many who are considered first responders. However, it is those in law enforcement who are most likely to be the first to arrive upon a location requiring life saving acts engaging dangerous hostage takers, running into burning buildings/vehicles, providing first aid to seriously injured victims, saving near drowning victims and much more are what the women and men of law enforcement do routinely and at many times, great peril to their own safety.
It is our mission to document the history of lives saved by those dedicated women and men in law enforcement. To share with others the dramatic deeds of those individuals who are the first, first responders. It is so important for our citizens to understand that law "enforcement" is not always about enforcing the law but rather being there when our citizens need us.
It is to this end we are dedicated to promoting documentation regarding the history of law enforcement and the lives they have saved.