On July 25, 2015, Officer Matt Steed was dispatched to a call of a person down in the roadway in the area of Gene Autry Trail and Dinah Shore Drive. He arrived to find an unresponsive adult male lying in the street near a bicycle. At first Officer Steed was not sure if this was a traffic collision scene. Officer Steed quickly blocked off traffic to prevent any further injury to the male, later identified as Mr. Lucas. Officer Steed checked Mr. Lucas’ vitals and discovered that he was not breathing and did not have a pulse. Officer Steed made the decision to begin CPR and continued to do so for approximately five minutes until the Palm Springs Fire Department arrived and took over life saving measures. Mr. Lucas was transported to a hospital for treatment. Officer Steed then began an investigation and learned that Mr. Lucas was not involved in a traffic collision; but most likely suffered a medical emergency, falling from his bicycle onto the busy roadway. After Officer Steed arrived at the hospital, he was advised by hospital staff that Mr. Lucas had suffered a heart attack. Mr. Lucas was alive and was listed in critical condition. Sadly, he succumbed six days later; however, due to Officer Steed’s actions, Mr. Lucas was allowed some additional time with his family, friends and loved ones. Officer Steed was commended for his actions. His ability to focus on the task at hand was directly responsible for aiding Mr. Lucas to breathe again; although he was not able to recuperate. Officer Steed’s role in this incident was crucial and without his administering of CPR, there would have been very little chance of regaining a pulse on Mr. Lucas. At the Palm Springs City Council meeting on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, Chief of Police Franz awarded Officer Steed the Palm Springs Police Department Medal of Life Saving for his actions in attempting to save the life of another. Officer Steed received a standing ovation from those in attendance.