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.
While off duty and playing in a men’s hockey league, Officer Michael Hogan of the Arlington, Massachusetts, Police Department saw a fellow player collapse on the ice. Quickly, he determined that the man was in cardiac arrest and in need of medical care. Officer Hogan immediately directed other players to activate emergency medical services and retrieve the arena’s defibrillator. After providing CPR with help from another player, Officer Hogan administered two shocks as dictated by the unit’s instructions. The victim responded to these lifesaving efforts, regained a pulse, and began breathing on his own. He recovered at a local hospital.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Editor, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, FBI Academy, Quantico, VA 22135.