Monday, July 18, 2016

Another Off Duty Save

A drowning child saved by an off-duty sergeant:
  • An off-duty Chicago police officer saved a young boy’s life at a suburban pool party on Saturday, fire officials confirmed.

    Emergency personnel from the Orland Fire Protection District responded to a home on Steeplechase Parkway in Orland Park at around 6 p.m. for calls of a young boy drowning, according to a release.

    The boy, between the ages of 10 and 12, was in full cardiac arrest, authorities said.

    When emergency responders arrived, officials said the boy was conscious and breathing thanks to the quick-thinking actions of a guest at the pool party, who happened to be an off-duty Chicago police officer who had emergency training.
Nicely done sergeant.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

God save our Police Officers. Bring sanity to the world....without God and Law and Order...there is no society.

7/18/2016 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to hear the Sergeant saved the kid.

Are you trained in CPR?
What about the spouse?
The teenaged kids?

Get everyone trained. The life they save may be your own!

7/18/2016 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well was the copper white and the victim what about him? It seems that is the only important issues the media has to report. Saving the child's life is nice to know but they missed the real issue RACE.

But really, great job Sarg.

7/18/2016 04:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Probably going to be an internal affairs investigation into what a Chicago Police Sgt was doing on his own time in a peaceful, safe and civilized place. Nice work sarge-glad you were there.

7/18/2016 04:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice job, Sarge. Unfortunately you'll probably only hear it from your peers. Then again, that's probably the most meaningful anyway. Sincere appreciation to 'Chicago's Finest.'

7/18/2016 05:40:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Nicely done.

7/18/2016 06:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job and much appreciated news. We want more city police and firemen in the suburbs please. Living with law and order is the way to go and it would reduce stress in your lives
by about 60%. Can you imagine 40hrs a week work and the rest in the country?

7/18/2016 06:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job!

7/18/2016 06:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome job Sergeant! We're all proud of you!!!

7/18/2016 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job on the save.

But why is this employee enjoying the perks of a community outside of the city of chiraq?

7/18/2016 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard Eddie stripped him

7/18/2016 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank god he had the traning. Outstanding work. It's nice to hear something positive for a change.

7/18/2016 09:46:00 AM  
Blogger The Song Remains The Same said...

I hope there's no cell phone video, cuz I cab just hear it.
"Why does she have to push on that young boys chest so hard"???
Great work, Sarge!!!!

7/18/2016 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT. Baltimore Police Lt acquitted of all charges.

7/18/2016 12:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


7/18/2016 01:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To my fellow Non LEO's who read this blog:

SHARE THIS STORY ! Tribune...Sun-Times...whoever. Take to your favorite social media site and post a link. Do your part to fight this bullshit perception of evil cops doing all of the bad in the world. 'm sick of it and so are you. But we have to do our part and not just bitch about media bias. ACT.

7/18/2016 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Found the copper's name - an everyday hero. Is there any better kind?

"... So was Chicago Police Sgt. Cindy Guerra, who restored the child's breathing and heartbeat. ..."

I don't go outta my way anymore try to shake anybody's hand, but I ever get the chance this woman's hand you better believe I'm gonna.

7/18/2016 02:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Training is half the battle, being supplied is the other part. Those little $25-30 fishing tackle bags from Wallyworld work quite well as a base kit for storing your goodies. Lots of zippered pockets, plus 4 plastic hinged boxes with dividers that can be configured just about anyway you like. I have put together three of these kits in the last couple of years, one kit is kept in the trunk of both POVs, and the other kit is kept in the first floor bathroom, close to the kitchen, but not in the kitchen itself. Why? Most cutting injuries and minor burns occur in the kitchen, so you want your kit close by, but a lot of residential fires begin in the kitchen due to unattended cooking. You do have at LEAST one 1-3 pound ABC extinguisher close to (or better yet) IN the kitchen, don't you?

Each bag contains:

100 tampons (great emergency compresses)
30-40 pairs of nitrile gloves
1 quart of Hydrogen Peroxide
1 quart of Isopropanol
2 UNOPENED half liter bottles of water (for minor wound cleaning, as well as making a paste of baking soda for insect bites and stings)
2 Trauma clotting bandage kits
8 surgical gauze pads, 5x9
50 surgical gauze pads, 4x4
50 surgical gauze pads, 3x3
50 surgical gauze pads, 2x2
1 pack of 250 band-aids, assorted sizes (this is the reason for the divided trays, so you can separate by size and find things at a glance)
200 alcohol towelettes
3 dozen towelettes, benzalkonium chloride
6 rolls of gauze, 3" x 5 yards
2 digital thermometers
3 rubber bulb syringes (for wound irrigation)
10 packets of burn cream
3 pair of bandage scissors
2 pair tweezers
4 instant ice packs
1 roll first aid tape, 1/2" x 50 yards
1 roll first aid tape, 1" x 50 yards
3 elastic bandages, 2" x 5 yards
2 8 oz. tubes of Neosporin
2 8 oz. tubes of Icy-Hot
2 8 oz. tubes of burn cream
3 6 oz. pressurized cans of sterile saline solution (for wound irrigation)
1 8 oz. box of baking soda. (bee stings, insect bites)
50 packets of ibuprofen (1 dose of 2 capsules each packet)
50 packets of aspirin (1 dose of 2 capsules each packet)

Is this enough to compete with the 4077th? No. Can it keep the wheels from coming off until that first big red truck or ambulance arrives? Unless you were juggling chainsaws, more than likely.

7/18/2016 02:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Police are great for all people. Who do they call and who's first to get there....the Police. Always On Duty.
Then on the other side of the spectrum, we have those who insist We are the problem and haven't a clue about compassion and humanity;

– "Monday in Cincinnati at the 107th NAACP convention, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said white Americans need to “recognize our privilege and and practice humility.”

NEVER Hillary.

7/18/2016 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he needs to be disciplined!SOME ORDER WAS VIOLATED!did he have a beer>we got em!!

7/18/2016 05:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job Sarge!

7/18/2016 07:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sgt. Guerra. I think Larry Hellwitz would be very proud of you right now, as we all are. (011 old school.)

7/18/2016 08:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cindy Guerra is a classy lady. I met her years back in v the district. She was a Miu ted unit officer and very well thought of. Congrats Cindy, you go girl

7/18/2016 10:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" "Monday in Cincinnati at the 107th NAACP convention, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said white Americans need to “recognize our privilege and and practice humility.”

She is THEE absolutely last person in the world to talk about that. Privilege? Like when you can violate laws and endanger national security with criminal recklessness and NOT get criminally charged?

And humility. She knew over a year ago that this was going no where. She is annointed.

7/18/2016 11:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Orland Park Patch has nice article about Sgt Guerra's timeley action. Fire Chief in Orland Park is ex CFD who grateful she was there and praised her for her lifesaving actions.

7/19/2016 07:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now the Sgt. gets transferred to Media Affairs?
Great someone who can handle the stress of the street and they move her inside.

Good save Sgt. but bad move?

And you wonder why we stay FETAL?

7/19/2016 07:53:00 AM  

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