Life Saving Incident
In February 2018 Officer Elms received a radio call for medical assistance. It also revealed an automated external defibrillator was needed. All Battle Ground police vehicles are equipped with the defibrillator. Elms was the first to arrive at the scene and observed a man, 26 years of age, on the floor of the residence. The man was unconscious. The man's brother was applying chest compression's. The victim was discolored and did not seem to be breathing. Officer Elms determined that the man needed to be administered Naloxone, a life saving medication designed to block opiate receptors in one's nervous system. Elms immediately administered the Naloxone . The paramedics had not as yet arrived. Within a minute of administering the medication , the patient began to change from having a bluish tint to his skin to once again returning to a normal color. Within five minutes the victim regained consciousness and was able to respond to the officers questions. For his quick thinking and actions the man's life was saved. Officer Elms was awarded 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.