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SFSU officers receive 'Life Saving' medals

SAN FRANCISCO, July 31, 2000 - San Francisco State University police officers Marco Albano and Cindy Ogle were recently awarded "Life Saving" medals for rescuing an unconscious man who was not breathing and had no pulse.

During a department ceremony, Chief of Police Kimberly A. Wible awarded the officers with the medals for their quick thinking and actions in saving the man's life.

On March 3, Albano, a Brentwood resident, and Ogle responded to a report of a suspicious man lying in the hallway of an on-campus resident apartment. When the officers arrived, they saw a young man on the floor unconscious, positioned in such a way that blocked his airway. He was not breathing and had no pulse. After clearing his airway and beginning to perform CPR, the officers called for an ambulance and monitored his vital signs. The young man was revived and transported to a nearby hospital.

Albano has been a police officer for nine years and joined SFSU four years ago. Ogle has been a police officer for seven years joined SFSU one year ago.

The San Francisco State University Department of Public Safety has 27 sworn officers with full police powers. All of the officers have advance first-aid training and are CPR-certified.

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