PALMDALE – Palmdale Sheriff’s Deputy Diane C. Valadez was one of 17 members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department honored this week for heroic actions on the job.
On December 13, 2010, Valadez, assigned to Palmdale Station, responded to a 911 call involving an unconscious man. Upon her arrival, Valadez ran into the residence and found a man who was unresponsive. She quickly assessed the situation and began cardiopulmonary resuscitation. She continued CPR for over 5 minutes, until the arrival of paramedics. Valadez’ decisive actions and efficient performance not only saved the man’s life, but prevented potentially serious coronary or brain damage.
For her lifesaving actions, Valadez was honored with a Lifesaving Award from Sheriff Lee Baca.
The Lifesaving Award is presented to employees or reserve members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department whose actions result in the saving or preservation of a human life that otherwise would have expired without the employee’s direct involvement.
Deputies from the following stations were also presented with lifesaving awards: San Dimas, Compton, Crescenta Valley, and Temple Sheriff’s Stations.