A distinguished accolade was bestowed upon an officer of the California City Police for his expeditious response that averted a potential tragedy involving a 9-month-old girl at risk of drowning in May.
Officer Brian Hansen, serving with the California City Police Department, received the prestigious Lifesaving Award on the 11th of July. This distinguished honor is exclusively granted to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding acts of saving lives or providing vital assistance while discharging their official duties.
CCPD Chief, Jesse Hightower, expressed his utmost appreciation for Officer Hansen’s decisive actions, which, combined with the timely assistance from the fire crews on the scene, undoubtedly played a pivotal role in the child’s survival. Following the successful rescue operation, the baby was expeditiously transferred to Antelope Valley Hospital for medical care, on the 20th of May.
In a humble statement, Officer Hansen revealed that his response was primarily guided by instinct during the critical incident. He further conveyed his profound gratitude for having been able to play a crucial role in ensuring the child’s opportunity to thrive and lead a fulfilling life.