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Life Saving Incident

January 10, 2023
Dallas County

A break during a late-night training turned into a heroic and lifesaving moment for a Dallas Police officer. Senior Corporal Sergio Perez with the Dallas Police Department said the training took place on the evening on Jan. 10. During the break, Perez said he wanted to buy his K9 partner chicken nuggets for performing well during the training. Perez drove to the Mcdonald's near Grand Avenue and Interstate 30 in Dallas, where he said a woman began waving him down and pointing towards the parking lot.“So, I assumed something bad was happening,” Perez said. He then spotted a woman who walked around the corner holding her 1-year-old son and screaming for help. The child was not breathing and appeared lifeless, Perez recalled. Because Perez had his K9 partner in his squad car, he was unable to take the woman and child to the hospital. As they waited for an ambulance, he began to perform chest compression's on the child. Perez said this was the first time in his career he has had to perform CPR. “Come on, buddy. He’s breathing,” Perez is heard saying in body camera video released this past week. “He’s breathing. He’s breathing. He’s breathing, ma’am. His eyes are blinking.” After the child began to breathe, he began to experience a seizure. By then, paramedics had arrived and transported him to the hospital. Perez told NBC 5 Saturday, the child and his mother are both doing OK. “It’s a cliche, you know? Just here at the right time. To protect and serve, if you will. I was just glad I was able to help her child,” he said.

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.
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It is to this end we are dedicated to promoting documentation regarding the history of law enforcement and the lives they have saved.