Bulletin Notes

Law enforcement officers are challenged daily while answering the call of duty; they face each encounter freely and unselfishly. 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 profession.

One evening, Officer James Berger of the La Vista, Nebraska, Police Department responded to a call regarding an unconscious woman who had stopped breathing and was undergoing CPR. Within 2 minutes, he arrived on scene and made contact with the victim’s daughter, the reporting party.

Officer Berger immediately confirmed that the woman was not breathing and had no pulse. Quickly, he applied defibrillator pads; administered a shock; and began chest compressions, which continued until emergency personal arrived on scene and assumed lifesaving measures. The victim recovered after treatment at a local hospital.

James Berger

Officer James Berger

Nominations for the Bulletin Notes should be based on either the rescue of one or more citizens or an arrest(s) made at unusual risk to an officer’s safety. Submissions should include a short write-up, a separate photograph of each nominee, and a letter from the department’s ranking officer endorsing the nomination. Submissions can be e-mailed to leb@fbi.gov or mailed to Editor, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, FBI Academy, Quantico, VA 22135.