June 26, 2018

Santa Cruz Police Officers Honored With Life Saving Award

Chief Mills Presents Three Santa Cruz Police Officers With Life Saving Award At Council Meeting
Today at Council, Chief Andrew Mills recognized and honored the amazing work of three Santa Cruz Police Officers. Sergeant Dan Forbus, FTO Denise Cockrum, and Officer Taylor Trueblood each received a Life-Saving Award.
Chief Mills, who was on hand to witness their heroic efforts, said: “They are a fine example of the caliber of personnel we are blessed to have at SCPD.”
On March 1, 2018, Sergeant Dan Forbus Officer Trueblood and FTO Cockrum responded to a call regarding a subject who was unconscious, not breathing, and turning blue. The Officers moved the male to a level surface and started CPR until the SC Fire arrived on the scene in Depot Park. SCPD Officers continued assisting SC Fire with lifesaving procedures until the man regained a pulse. AMR arrived and transported the man to the hospital. 
Our officers' response illustrates the commitment to be well-trained and ready for whatever comes in their daily patrols and call for service. “ It takes a special kind of dedication to public service to do what you do in the save the lives,” said Chief Mils.
Chief Mills, Sgt Dan Forbus, FTO Denise Cockrum and Ofc Taylor Trueblood
All three officers were presented with a plaque, a medal, a standing ovation from the crowd.

SCPD is proud to recognize Officers Sergeant Dan Forbus, FTO Denise Cockrum, and Officer Taylor Trueblood for their lifesaving efforts.