San Francisco Officer Awarded for Off-Duty Heroism in Saving Drowning Boy

Officer Miguel Cortez was given the Distinguished Service Award by Sunnyvale DPS for saving the life of a boy who had fallen into a swimming pool.

Officer Miguel Cortez was given the Distinguished Service Award by Sunnyvale DPS for saving the life of a boy who had fallen into a swimming pool.Officer Miguel Cortez was given the Distinguished Service Award by Sunnyvale DPS for saving the life of a boy who had fallen into a swimming pool. Image courtesy of San Francisco Police Officers Association / Facebook

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."

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