Apple Valley, CA: Deputies first aid training and paramedics saved a man’s life.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 1:45pm PT on Saturday, September 12th, 2015, Deputy G. Teplansky and Deputy J. Walsh were on patrol in the area of Jess Ranch Road and Bear Valley Road in Apple Valley, California handling a transient problem.
As they were leaving, they were notified by a passing motorist of a vehicle blocking lanes of travel in the parking lot of Red Robin on the 19000 Block of Bear Valley Road in Apple Valley, California
The deputies responded to the area and contacted a 45 year old Apple Valley resident sitting in his vehicle.
When Deputy Teplansky tried to talk to the man, he only stared away and didn’t appear to comprehend what deputies were telling him.
Deputy Teplansky was able to safely escort the man away from the car to a curb and place the vehicle in park.
While trying to gain more information from the man, Deputy Teplansky recognized the man was in diabetic shock, a medical emergency.
Deputies summoned the Apple Valley Fire Department and American Medical Response, who quickly arrived and began life saving efforts.
Due to Deputy Teplansky’s recognition of this medical emergency and the paramedic’s efforts, the man made a full recovery.
Deputies with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department receive basic first aid training and updates on medical emergencies on a regular basis as required by the State of California Peace Officers Standards and Training.
** Pictures from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. **