Lifesaving Commendation – Officers Robert Cherry, Patrick Madison, Derek Fernandes & Gil Monzon
C.S.P.D. received a 911 call from a woman who advised the following in summary: she was trapped inside of her vehicle, in a canal, by Mullins park. The driver advised that the water was rising to her neck and that time was running out. Patrol units arrived on scene and located the almost completely submerged vehicle inside of the canal. Officers’ Cherry, Fernandes, Monzon, and Madison entered the canal forming a "human chain" towards the vehicle. The Officers broke the vehicle window and removed the driver. It should be noted that some of these officers were off-duty and responded to save the driver from the canal. The teamwork on this call was exceptional. Without their expedient actions, the driver would have definitely drowned.
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