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Life Saving Incident

Los Angeles County
Los Angeles

On February 19, 2006, Sergeant II Jacob Bushey was eating lunch with an LAPD Detective at a BBQ restaurant. At one point during the meal the Detective began to choke on a piece of meat that had become lodged in her airway. When the Detective stood up and grabbed her throat, Sergeant Bushey immediately recognized what was happening and placed himself behind her and began administering the Heimlich maneuver. The initial attempt was unsuccessful however several additional thrusts resulted in the meat becoming dislodged. Thankfully, the detective quickly regained her ability to breathe and suffered no long term health effects. Several patrons inside the restaurant witnessed the incident and approached Sergeant Bushey to applaud and commend him. For saving the life of a fellow officer, Sergeant Bushey was recognized by the Los Police Department and awarded the lifesaving medal.

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.