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San Francisco Police Officers Save The Day (and a Life) at SFO


San Francisco Police Offers working at SFO recently sprang into action to save the day – and the life – of a 38-year-old woman in the terminals. 

Just prior to the holidays, Sergeant Bobby Cheung of the San Francisco Police Department Airport Bureau was flagged down by an Airport employee who advised him that there was an unresponsive person in a nearby stairwell.  Upon finding the woman without a pulse, Sergeant Cheung began CPR and radioed for an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to be brought to the scene.

Airport Bureau Officers Ryan Mariano and Christopher Giles responded with an AED and took turns performing CPR while the AED was applied. Sergeant Mark Yesitis and Officer James Trail arrived and continued to assist with CPR.

Once the victim became responsive, officers immediately ceased CPR and placed the victim in a position of recovery until medical personnel arrived. 

“I am very proud of our Airport Bureau officers,” said SFPD Police Chief William Scott. “I can say without hesitation that because of their training and swift response, a life was saved. These officers exemplify what it means to be one of San Francisco’s Finest.”

SFO is also proud of our Airport Bureau officers.  Their fast action, preparedness and professionalism not only helped save a life, it exemplifies the Airport’s core value:  safety and security is our first priority.