SFPD Officers Credited with Saving Life of Airport Employee 18-172

Sergeant Bobby Cheung Photo

On Wednesday December 19, 2018 at approximately 7:06 AM Sergeant Bobby Cheung of the San Francisco Police Department Airport Bureau was flagged down by an airport employee who advised him that there was an unresponsive person in a nearby stairwell. The sergeant located a 38 year-old woman on the ground without a pulse, began CPR and radioed for an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to be brought to the scene.

Airport Bureau Officers Ryan Mariano and Christopher Giles responded with an AED and took turns performing CPR while the AED was applied. Sergeant Mark Yesitis and Officer James Trail arrived and continued to assist with CPR.

As the officers continued their life saving actions, they saw that the victim had begun blinking her eyes and also squeezed the hand of an officer. The officers immediately ceased CPR and placed the victim in a position of recovery until medical personnel arrived.

“I am very proud of our Airport Bureau officers,” said SFPD Police Chief William Scott. “I can say without hesitation that because of their training and swift response, a life was saved. These officers exemplify what it means to be one of San Francisco’s Finest.”

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