On December 26, 2014 at about 1:08 a.m., Salt River Police Officers were dispatched to a residence within the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community concerning a subject not breathing and becoming pale. When Officer J. Stahl #260 and Sergeant M. Hurd #82 arrived on scene, they met with the Community Member’s family and immediately located the victim noticing he was not breathing.
Both officers followed their training and immediately began chest compressions attempting to save this Community Member’s life. After several minutes, they were able to get a pulse, fortunately the Community Member started breathing again. Officer J. Stahl and Sergeant M. Hurd’s rapid efforts led to the Community Member making a full recovery.
On January 15, 2015 Salt River Police Chief Patrick R. Melvin presented Officer J. Stahl and Sergeant M. Hurd with the Salt River Police Department’s Lifesaving Award. Chief Melvin said, “Officer J. Stahl and Sergeant M. Hurd were directly involved in a lifesaving effort resuscitating an unresponsive adult Community Member at a residence within the SRPMIC. Ultimately, the quick efforts of J. Stahl and Sergeant M. Hurd saved the life of this Community Member, who made a full recovery. Officer J. Stahl’s and Sergeant M. Hurd’s actions reflect great credit upon the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the Salt River Police Department, their Squad and themselves. Additionally, their actions are consistent with our Salt River Police Department’s Mission Statement of: Service*Respect* Professionalism*and Dedication.
“Real HEROES don’t wear capes!”