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Attorney General Commendation Award

Attorney General Commendation Awards Presented to: Deputy Raymundo Wilson, Reserve Deputy Walter Andrew, Explorer Nicholas Hicks, Palmdale Sheriff's Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

On March 21, 2012, Palmdale Sheriff's Station receiVed a call regarding a man trapped underneath a vehicle that had fallen off a jack. Deputy Raymundo Wilson and his ride-along, Explorer Nicholas Hicks of Palmdale, arrived at the location at the same time as Reserve Deputy Walter Andrew.

The trio rushed into the open garage and located the victim, who was pinned under the engine block of a vehicle that had its front tires removed. They saw the man was semiconscious and struggling to breathe. Without hesitation, Deputy Wilson and Reserve Deputy Andrew took hold of the front bumper and lifted the vehicle with all the strength they could muster while Explorer Hicks repositioned the fallen jack. They immediately used the jack to lift the car up high enough for them to pull the victim out from underneath the car.

The victim was transported to a hospital and treated in the emergency room. According to the attending physician, the man received extensive injuries and would have suffocated had it not been for the trios' quick actions.

**** About the Valor Awards: California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris on July 25, 2013, convened law enforcement leaders from Los Angeles and Orange counties for a regional meeting to discuss priorities and share information.

As part of the meeting at LAPD HQ, Attorney General Harris presented commendation and valor awards to peace officers and citizens nominated for their efforts to protect public safety in 2012. - See more at:

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Deputy Raymundo Wilson, Reserve Deputy Walter Andrew, Explorer Nicholas Hicks, Palmdale Sheriff’s Station
Deputy Raymundo Wilson, Reserve Deputy Walter Andrew, Explorer Nicholas Hicks, Palmdale Sheriff’s Station

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