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Life Saving Incident

September 19.2018
Butte County

On September 19,2018, Chico State University Officer Alex Scott responded to a call at Whitney Hall in response to a student found unconscious in a restroom. "The minute I got there I could tell it was a medical" Scott recalled. Scott asked other students to leave the area, then dropped to the floor to search for signs of life in the victim. He asked his partner, Leo Pimentel to retrieve a respirator, while he, Scott, began chest compression's. Shortly thereafter paramedics arrived and relieved Scott. The victim was transported to a local hospital and after several days recovered from what was diagnosed as a heart condition. The hospital staff reported that Scott's having administered chest compression's were instrumental in saving the victim's life. California State University awarded Scott the Life Saving Medal.

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.