Award Ceremony for Socorro Officers in saving infant's life
POSTED: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 2:25pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 2:27pm
On July 17th around 4 p.m., Socorro Police dispatch received an anonymous call reporting a
child left inside of a locked vehicle on the 10600 block of N. Loop. The only description of the
vehicle officers were given was that it was black.
The dispatchers quickly dispatched Fire, Police, and Life Ambulance to the scene.
Once units arrived, everyone began checking all black vehicles that were present in the parking
lot. Firefighter Jesus Gutierrez located the child in the back seat who was secured in a child’s car seat.
The EMT’s on the scene, Cordero and Ramos, immediately administered oxygen and
began trying to cool down the child, who was sweating profusely. The child’s vital signs were
stabilized and he was released to his mother who arrived on scene.
Officer Keene’s investigation found that the 8-month-old child was thought to have been left
with a family member but was accidentally left in the vehicle.
If not for the immediate and swift response by everyone involved, this 8-month-old child could
have become part of the growing number of children who tragically die from heat exposure
when left inside an unattended vehicle.
These officers and other personnel will be commemorated for their professionalism,
dedication to preserving life and unselfish service to the citizens of Socorro with
a ceremony that will be held Thursday, July 24th at 9:00 a.m. on 860 Rio Vista Road, Socorro, Texas.
This event is open to the public and all members of our community to help show these men and women gratitude.