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Record #: R2017-506   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 6/28/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 6/28/2017
Title: Gratitude extended to Chicago Police Officer Martin Rios for life-saving action
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Reboyras, Ariel, Tunney, Thomas
Attachments: 1. R2017-506.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
June 28, 2017










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

I transmit herewith, together with Alderman Reboyras and Tunney, a congratulatory resolution concerning the Chicago Police Department.

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.

Mayor

Very truly yours,


adopted by QTte Gity Gouncil of the Gity of Ghicago, Illinois
Aldermen Ariel Reboyras, Tom Tunney, and
resented by Mayor Rahm Emanuel QW June 28, 2017
^fflllBTBClS ' °n March 6, 2017, Chicago Police Officer Martin Rios (Star No. 17283) was off-duty, walking his dog on the Lake Shore Path, when he was startled to see ah 82-year-old cyclist collapse to the ground; and

WHEREAS, Without pause, Officer Rios rushed to the man's side and discovered that he was unconscious, not breathing, and in full cardiac arrest; and

WHEREAS, Officer Rios immediately began performing CPR on the man while calling out for nearby citizens with medical experience and instructing a bystander to call 9-1-1; and

WHEREAS, Officer Rios relied on his instincts and training to continue performing' CPR for approximately ten minutes with the assistance of a registered nurse until the Chicago Fire Department arrived, to defibrillate the man to consciousness and transport him to the hospital; and

WHEREAS, The man was listed in critical condition when he arrived at the hospital and would not have survived had Officer Rios not administered CPR when he did; and

WHEREAS, In response to a life-threatening situation, Officer Rios cpmmehdably took control to ensure that the man received crucial emergency care; and

WHEREAS, Thanks to his skill, decisiveness, and composure under pressure, Officer Rios saved the man's life, and the man has since made a successful recovery from the heart attack; and

WHEREAS, Officer Rios, a 19-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department who currently serves in the Detached Ser...

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