Lieutenant receives award for neighborhood rescue

Published: 01/12/2021, 11:32 AM
Edited: 01/12/2021, 11:36 AM
(TULSA, Okla.) The Lifesaving Award is an award to any member of the Tulsa Police Department for sustaining or saving the life of any human being, either on or off duty, except while employed as a medic or ambulance attendant. Lieutenant Matt Arnold On July 25, 2019, Alf Zeilinger, NRP-T, TP-C, EMS-I, and the Director of Outreach Clinical for EMSA, emailed the following message: "I want to submit a Life-Saving commendation for Lieutenant Matt Arnold. On the morning of July 2, 2019, a neighbor of Lieutenant Matt Arnold was having a new fence put in when one of the workers collapsed. The neighbor, knowing that Lieutenant Arnold was a Tulsa Police Officer, went and got him from his house.
Lieutenant Arnold, who was off-duty at the time, went over and recognizing the emergency presented, started CPR and initiated 911. Lieutenant Arnold was doing CPR when EMSA arrived and Captain Shawn Burch, the lead paramedic of the call, said that Lieutenant Arnold’s CPR is the reason that the individual is alive today. Please forward my thanks and appreciation to him for going above and beyond for the citizens of this city." For his quick response and saving the life of a citizen on July 2, 2019, Lieutenant Matt Arnold is awarded the Tulsa Police Department Lifesaving Award. In the past, the Tulsa Police Department has held a annual ceremony to recognize the outstanding effort put forth by our officers. Due to COVID, we cancelled these ceremonies. However, we still want to show our appreciation by sharing them.


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