Police Officer Receives Cook County Sheriff’s Police Award of Valor


The Park Ridge Police Department is pleased to announce that Officer Robert Evans recently received the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Award of Valor. Officer Evans, along with law enforcement officers from across the region, were recognized at an awards ceremony held on December 10, 2013 at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills. Officer Evans received this prestigious award for his actions during a disturbance call in October 2012. After responding to this call, he located a woman who was attempting suicide by hanging. Officer Evans immediately cut the woman down, determined that there was no heartbeat or respiration and that the victim’s body was lifeless. He immediately called for further assistance and began chest compressions and emergency breathing. Officer Evans’ efforts reestablished the victim’s heartbeat and her breathing. The victim regained consciousness as PRFD paramedics arrived on scene several minutes later. The victim was transported from the scene to Hospital and recovered.

Officer Evans’ quick actions, professionalism and his commitment to duty helped give this woman another chance at life. The men and women of the Park Ridge Police Department are extremely proud of his efforts and thank Sheriff Thomas Dart for recognizing his life saving efforts.

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