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Life Saving Incident

December 22,2022
Teller County
Woodland Park

Officers Courtney Wadham, Dominic Madronio and Patrick Vigil, were dispatched to an auto accident at City Market Plaza where a crash between two vehciles had forced one vehicle onto an obstacle. Upon ariving at the scene the officers noticed that one of the drivers was unresponsive. The officers forced entry into the vehicle and began CPR measures plus the use of an automated external defribillator in an attempt to revive the female victim. The officers continued doing this for seven minutes. Then the EMTs arrived and took over.The driver survived and all three officers were awarded life saving medals.

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.