Lacy Lakeview: Officers recognized for life-saving efforts

The City of Lacy Lakeview is recognizing two police officers for their efforts to save a woman's life as well as the community’s fire chief for her annual efforts to make sure officers are trained in CPR. (Lacy Lakeview photo)
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LACY LAKEVIEW, Texas (KWTX) The City of Lacy Lakeview is recognizing two police officers for their efforts to save a woman's life.

Lacy Lakeview Officer Scott Dent and Texas State Technical College Officer Landon Rowell were presented with Life Saving medals before Tuesday night's city council meeting for their actions during an emergency call on Sept. 8.

According to Lacy Lakeview police Chief John Truehitt, Dent and Rowell performed CPR on a 64-year-old woman who had stopped breathing and was unresponsive.

They were able to regain a pulse and got her breathing again, saving her life for several days.

"Dent even rode in the ambulance with her to the hospital and did CPR all the way," said Truehitt.

Unfortunately, the woman passed away a couple days later because of the health-related issues she was suffering, but Truehitt said the officers still deserved to be recognized for bringing her back to life.

"Officers always feel very humbled on these kind awards, they don't do it for recognition, and they usually don't want it," said Tuehitt.

"But it's in their DNA, they want to save lives and property, it's probably one of the highest accolades that can be given to an officer is to save somebody's life."

Truehitt also thanked Lacy Lakeview Fire Chief Patty Faulkner for training and certifying all of the department's officers in CPR annually.