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Life Saving Incident

January 9, 2022

Montgomery police officer Andino-Borjas was honored Saturday by the community for his actions during a mass shooting inside an area bowling alley. The incident happened on Jan. 9 inside Bama Lanes, located on Atlanta Highway. One person was killed and six others were injured in the incident. Officer Andino-Borjas was the first officer on the scene. The department said he immediately “sprang into action” and could be heard on his body camera calming the crowd, surveying for suspects, and locating victims. The department said Andino-Borjas “selflessly forged ahead” without hesitation, rendering lifesaving first aid to a victim until the area was safe for paramedics. Montgomery police said the victim recovered from their injuries. “Officer Andino-Borjas performed above and beyond the scope of his duties and a precious life was saved as a result. We admire his courage and willingness to place himself in harm’s way to secure the safety of the citizens that he promised to protect,” the department said in a Facebook post. Officer Andino-Borjas was awarded the Officer of the Quarter, Officer of the Month, Life Saving Medal & Ribbon and the Commendation Ribbon.

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.