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Crescenta Valley Personnel Honored for Saving Lives


The Lifesaving Award is presented to employees or Reserve members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department whose actions actions result in the saving or preservation of a human life that otherwise would have expired without the employee's direct involvement.



Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station

On March 9, 2011, Deputies Eddie Tsuang and Will Agtual, assigned to Crescenta Valley Station, responded to a call regarding an elderly woman in full cardiac arrest. After discovering the woman was unresponsive, Deputies Tsuang and Agtual immediately began to perform CPR. They continued CPR until paramedics took over and transported the woman to a local hospital.

Because of their efforts, the woman lived an additional 24 hours, which allowed enough time for her family to arrive at the hospital to be by her side.

For their lifesaving actions, Deputies Tsuang and Agtual are presented the Lifesaving Award.



Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station

On August 17, 2010, Law Enforcement Technician Richard Engersbach and Evidence and Property Custodian II Marc Harvey were driving from Crescenta Valley Station when they discovered a residence fully engulfed in flames.

Engersbach and Harvey immediately requested emergency assistance, then approached the rear door of the residence to check for anyone inside the location. After pounding on the door several times, a female finally answered. She and her daughter had been asleep in a back bedroom.

Engersbach and Harvey told the woman her house was on fire and that everyone should immediately evacuate. However, she did not believe them because they were not wearing deputy uniforms. They pleaded with the woman and her daughter to trust them, and when they finally convinced them to evacuate, they led the women to safety prior to the arrival of Fire Department personnel. Neither woman had smelled any smoke or heard anything unusual prior to their arrival and could possibly have perished in the fire.

For their lifesaving actions, Law Enforcement Technician Engersbach and Property and Evidence Custodian II Harvey are presented the Lifesaving Award.

Did you know? There are over 850 LASD reserve sheriff's deputies who work patrol, jails, search and rescue, motorcycle patrol, mounted posse, investigations, and more, as team members of the second largest policing agency in the nation.

The Crescenta Valley Station Reserve Coordinator is Sergeant Burton Brink (818) 248-4018

Content Contact Information:

Sergeant Mark Slater

Captain Dave Sliversparre

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Crescenta Valley Station

(818) 248-3464


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