Transit security officers named city employees of the week privateofficer.com
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. July 9 2017 – Three
transit security officers were honored Friday for helping a rider in need.
Back in March, the passenger
experienced a seizure and lost consciousness. The driver quickly parked
the bus near the Alvarado Transportation Center and a passenger ran for
help. Without hesitation, transit security officers Shannon Beltz, Ronald
Brown and Alonso Cano ran to the bus.
Officer Cano started CPR and
continued until paramedics arrived. The man later died, but first responders
said their efforts made a difference.
“The CPR has been a required
part of their training for [about two years] and this is why. We’re here for
safety and also for responsiveness like this until emergency personnel can
arrive,” ABQ Ride Director Bruce Rizzeri said.
The officers were named this
week’s employees of the week.