Law enforcement officers are challenged daily in the performance of their duties; they face each challenge freely and unselfishly while answering the call to duty. In certain instances, their actions warrant special attention from their respective departments. The Bulletin also wants to recognize those situations that transcend the normal rigors of the law enforcement profession.
Last New Year’s Eve, Officers Steve Walter and T.J. Jacik of the La Vista, Nebraska, Police Department responded to a call from a mother who advised that her 5-week-old baby was bleeding from the nose and not breathing. Officers Walter and Jacik arrived within minutes, assessed the situation, and began CPR and rescue breathing, with Officer Walter giving breaths and Officer Jacik doing compressions. Emergency responders arrived to find that Officers Walter and Jacik had established breathing and a pulse. The baby was transported to a local hospital and since has recovered.
Nominations for the Bulletin Notes should be based on either the rescue of one or more citizens or arrest(s) made at unusual risk to an officer’s safety. Submissions should include a short write-up (maximum of 250 words), a separate photograph of each nominee, and a letter from the department’s ranking officer endorsing the nomination. Submissions can be e-mailed to email@example.com or mailed to Editor, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, FBI Academy, Quantico, VA 22135.