Detective Denise "Cookie" Bouldin

Detective Denise “Cookie” Bouldin performed lifesaving CPR on a woman while off duty on March 31, 2017. Detective Bouldin was dining at a restaurant in Tukwila when she noticed a woman sitting at a nearby table who had slumped over and was not breathing. Detective Bouldin immediately approached the woman and checked for a pulse. When she couldn’t detect one, she began to perform CPR. The Tukwila Fire Department arrived and rushed the woman to the hospital. Detective Bouldin is humble about her actions saying, “I was just doing what I was trained to do as a Seattle Police Department Detective.” Without Detective Bouldin’s quick actions, the woman might have not survived.

Nominated by: Captain John Hayes and Donna Brown

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.