DPD SWAT Officer Helps Save Man’s Life

Over the weekend, Senior Corporal Darian Loera #7956 was attending a ceremony in which his parents were being honored.  During the event, a colleague of the Catholic Diocese went into cardiac arrest.  Senior Corporal Loera immediately began chest compressions while a Registered Nurse, Magali Reynoso obtained an Automated External Defibrillator and they were able to render medical treatment until emergency personnel could arrive. Mr. Heflin is out of ICU and is recovering. This was an outstanding effort as Senior Corporal Loera continues to recover from multiple gunshot wounds sustained during an operation last November.  He forgot about his injuries and jumped into action to save another’s life. Great job Senior Corporal Loera!

Pictured below is a tweet from Bishop Edward Burns thanking Sr. Cpl Loera and Magali for their heroic actions.

Officers Save Life

On November 26, 2014, an individual called 911 and stated that he was going to jump off the Martin Luther King overpass onto the traffic passing below on the S.M. Wright Freeway. Upon hearing the broadcasted call, Officer D. Mulvihill #9720, immediately notified the dispatcher that he was in the proximity.

When Officer Mulvihill arrived on scene, he observed the individual standing on the outer ledge of the overpass, beyond the guardrail and holding onto the highway sign attached to the overpass. After broadcasting his location and the description of the individual, cover officers and Sergeant McCoy #7739, arrived on scene and began communicating with the individual.

In doing so, Sgt. McCoy was able to distract the individuals focus away from Officer Mulvihill. That allowed Officer Mulvihill to approach him from behind without being noticed.  As the individual carried on his conversation with Sgt. McCoy, Officer Mulvihill moved in and grabbed him from behind, pulling him back over the guardrail and out of immediate danger. Because of these well-coordinated tactics, a life was saved and in the process prevented numerous passing motorists below on the S.M. Wright Freeway from being harmed. The individual was subsequently transported for evaluation.

For their actions, Officer Mulvihill and Sergeant McCoy have been nominated for a Life Saving Bar.