Detective Cucchi was assigned the case of a missing/endangered woman advised to be depressed. Despite his already heavy caseload, understanding the urgency of the case, he immediately began working to locate the missing woman. Utilizing all available resources Detective Cucchi was quickly able to locate the missing woman’s vehicle in an apartment complex in Boca and further identified that the vehicle was in the complex where the missing woman was reported to live. Upon responding to the residence Detective Cucchi identified calls of distress coming from the Unit at which time he enlisted the property’s maintenance crew to make entry into the apartment. The missing woman was found to be extremely dehydrated, emaciated and lying in a pool of vomit. EMS quickly responded and advised that had it not been for Detective Cucchi’s actions the woman would have died within a few hours. It is for this reason Detective Cucchi is being awarded the Life Saving Commendation.