Officer Argubright commended for saving a life, compassion in service
Two of Sandy's finest were promoted and sworn in and one received a lifesaving medal at the Monday, Nov. 18, meeting of the Sandy City Council.
Sandy Police Chief Ernie Roberts administered the swearing in of Lt. Sean Lundry and Sgt. Luke Hodges in front of family and community.
"I know there's been some serious challenges with the budget, and I know how hard you all worked to get the staffing levels to the point where we could be out there protecting and serving," Lundry said addressing the Council. "I know that you guys spent months and there were some hard decisions that had to be made. And, it's not lost on me the role that you guys had in this promotion. I just want to say thank you very much, and thank you to Tyler (Deems) specifically. I know how hard you've worked."
Roberts also awarded Patrol Officer Jeff Argubright a medal to commend him for saving a life earlier this year.
On June 10, Argubright was off duty and driving through Happy Valley when he got the alert about a cardiac arrest incident nearby. He responded, working with other officers to administer CPR and deploy an AED on a man who was found unconscious and without a pulse in a vehicle until medics arrived.
"During the stressful process, Officer Argubright and other officers had the presence of mind to notice two children in the vehicles as well," Roberts said. "These children, who were obviously under duress, were taken care of with compassion and professionalism by the officers during this critical time in their lives. The result of their teamwork and efforts gave this cardiac victim back his life. The compassion showed while helping the family through this traumatic incident indicates the level of professionalism and service to our community."
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