Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Arcadia Officer Honored on KNBC's The Challenge

Officer Walter Ashby was honored by KNBC's The Challenge on Sunday night as Hero of the Night. The honor follows his actions, while off-duty, in saving the life of a young drowning victim.  Wally pulled the young victim from a pool and performed life-saving CPR on her for over three minutes prior to paramedics arriving. The toddler regained consciousness before being transported to the hospital and she is alive and well today thanks to Wally's actions. The event occurred in early October in Irvine.

Arcadia Police Chief Bob Guthrie wrote in a commendation letter to Wally, "...your actions epitomize what it means to be a police officer. Your courage, decisiveness, and action in the face of adversity are at the heart of everything we have come to hope for and expect from our police officers. And you, Wally, rose to the occasion when it mattered most. I tip my hat to you, Officer Ashby, for a job exceptionally well done. I couldn't be prouder of you."

Great job, Wally!

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