July 13, 2024

Seekonk Officers Awarded Life Saving Medal

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Seekonk Police Officers Christian Ortiz and Scott Dumond were awarded with the Life Saving Medal at the May 22 Select Board meeting.

Chief David Enos said the honor is given “when an officer unselfishly demonstrates courage, distinguishes themselves by performing extraordinary physical acts, or rendering lifesaving techniques in the preservation of human life.”

On April 21, Ortiz and Dumond responded to the Clarion Hotel where a woman was experiencing a medical emergency. The woman was not breathing and had no pulse. Officer Ortiz administered CPR until Officer Dumond arrived with the AED – automated external defibrillator. Both officers worked together and were able to revive the woman.

An awards committee determined Ortiz and Dumond to be worthy of the Life Saving Medal for their actions.

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