Four deputies at the Fontana Sheriffâs Station have received the 2021 Lifesaving Award, the San Bernardino County Sheriffâs Department said in a Facebook post.
Deputies Lesly Ramirez, Luis Arroyo, Bryant Cunningham, and Pablo Alvarez were recognized for their efforts at a recent ceremony.
âThis recognition is an outstanding achievement which makes our station very proud,â the Facebook post said.
Here are details of the incidents involving the deputiesâ lifesaving work:
—– ARROYO AND CUNNINGHAM received a report of a woman who was having a mental health crisis and cut herself with a knife on Feb. 21, 2021. When the deputies got to the home, they found the woman lying in a pool of blood. The deputies quickly noticed the bright red arterial blood and knew she could bleed out in minutes. Arroyo ran to his patrol car to get his tourniquet and the deputies applied the tourniquet to her arm. Medical help arrived minutes later and said the deputy’s quick actions and medical training helped save the woman’s life.
—– RAMIREZ responded to a child not breathing call on May 8. She arrived and found the one-year-old boy limp, eyes rolled back and not breathing. Ramirez immediately began CPR, and the child regained consciousness and began to cry. The child was transported to a local hospital, where his condition continued to improve. It was later determined through investigation that the baby was violently assaulted by his foster mother. Ramirezâs quick response and medical aid training, in a truly heart wrenching situation, proved vital and helped revive the child who may not have survived without her lifesaving actions.
—– ALVAREZ responded to a stabbing incident on June 17. The victim had two stab wounds to his leg and lost a substantial amount of blood. Alvarez arrived and saw the victim, who was lying in a thick pool of coagulated blood and was pale from his blood loss. Alvarez saw a long stream of blood squirt from an arterial wound on the victimâs leg. Alvarez plugged the wound with his gloved finger and applied a tourniquet. Medical aid arrived and transported the victim to a hospital, where he was treated and survived his injuries.