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Life Saving Incident

December 4, 2022
San Bernardino
Rancho Cucamonga

A Rancho Cucamonga deputy provided medical aid to an unresponsive baby, who is now in good health, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. The incident took place on Dec. 4 at about 9 p.m., when Deputy Todd Seckrater was providing traffic control for the Thoroughbred Holiday Lights and was parked on Carnelian Avenue, south of the Route 210 Freeway. Family members were driving on the freeway when they noticed that their one-year-old baby was possibly choking and stopped breathing. The parents called 9-1-1, exited the freeway, and immediately noticed Seckrater’s police vehicle on Carnelian. The parents flagged Seckrater down and handed him the baby. Seckrater assessed the boy and realized he had a pulse, but was not breathing. Seckrater quickly delivered three back blows to the baby’s upper back, which cleared his airway, and he began to breathe again. Members of the Rancho Cucamonga Fire Department and American Medical Response (AMR) further assessed the baby. AMR transported the boy to a local hospital, where he was treated and released.

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.
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