Lifesaving

Officer Dung Do 

Officer Dung Do was on patrol when he was dispatched to a report of a male overdosing. Upon arriving in the area, he was flagged down by a passerby, who said a distraught woman was standing outside a home yelling for medical aid. Officer Do located the house and entered through an extremely small hole in the front door. There, he observed an unconscious male lying on the floor. Officer Do did not detect a pulse and confirmed the victim was not breathing. He began CPR and continued until the male regained consciousness. Seattle Fire Department personnel took over aid of the subject several minutes after police arrival. One of the female witnesses said she thought her friend had died. She also indicated that if Officer Do had not arrived when he did and begun CPR, her friend would have died.
Officer Do’s quick thinking and response saved the life of this man. He is more than deserving of this lifesaving award.


Nominated by: Officer Vanessa Flick

Lifesaving Awards are awarded to sworn or civilian employees for acting in a significant manner, but not necessarily putting themselves in significant risk, to save or prolong another’s life, either by acting when the life of another was in immediate peril or assisting in the delivery of a child. Nominees must have acted within department policy.