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Life Saving Incident

April 8, 2022
Delaware County

On April 8th, 2022, Deputy Samantha Acuna was dispatched by Delaware County 911 for a routine welfare check, regarding a call that was made to 911 with an “open line”. Upon arriving at the residence, Deputy Acuna conducted an initial scene assessment and determined that a possible victim was inside of the residence and in need of assistance. Upon gaining entrance to the residence, Deputy Acuna found a male victim suffering from an apparent stroke, rendered first aid and immediately called for medical assistance. Deputy Acuna’s actions likely saved the victim’s life, or at the very least, prevented him from suffering further medical complications. “I am honored to present this award to Deputy Acuna today and recognize her for her valiant efforts. This incident clearly illustrates that there is no such thing as a routine 911 call and that each day police officers selflessly and heroically make contributions to make our communities brighter and safer for all of us. We should all be thankful and grateful for their service," said Sheriff Craig S. DuMond.

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.