An off-duty officer with the San Francisco Police Department was awarded Distinguished Service Award by the Sunnyvale (CA) Police department for his actions in rescuing a small boy from drowning in a backyard pool.
The San Francisco Police Officers Association posted on Facebook, "SFPD Officer Miguel Cortez was given the Distinguished Service Award by Sunnyvale DPS for his life saving efforts. A young boy who fell into a pool was pulled out showing no vital signs. Officer Cortez performed life-saving CPR until medics arrived on scene. On duty or off, SFPD officers will be there to protect lives."