The Lifesaving Award is presented to employees or Reserve members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department whose action result in the saving or preservation of a human life that otherwise would have expired without the employee's direct involvement. This year such honor was bestowed upon 17 members of the Department, four of which were deputies assigned to Compton Station:
DEPUTY SALVADOR ESQUIVEL
DEPUTY EDWARD C. ROBLES
On July 23, 2010, Deputies Salvador Esquivel and Edward Robles, assigned to Compton Station, responded to a call involving a man who had fallen in his shower and was not breathing.
Deputies lifted the man out of the shower and onto the floor, then checked for a pulse. Realizing he did not have one, Deputies Esquivel and Robles took turns conducting chest compressions for over four minutes, until the arrival of paramedics.
Paramedics later determined the man had been in cardiac arrest and without the deputies' quick response and immediate efforts, the man would not have survived.
For their lifesaving actions, Deputies Esquivel and Robles are presented the Lifesaving Award.
DEPUTY MICHAEL J. ALLEN
DEPUTY BARRY M. POLTORAK
On December 23, 2010, Deputies Michael Allen and Barry Poltorak, while assigned to Compton Station, responded to a call of an infant not breathing. Upon arriving at the residence, the deputies found the infant on the floor surrounded by distressed family members.
Without hesitation, Deputies Allen and Poltorak worked as a team to conduct an airway assessment and deliver back strikes, which caused the infant to breathe and his skin color to return to normal. The child was transported to a hospital and eventually made a full recovery.
For their lifesaving actions,