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TSA Officer Credited with Saving Passenger’s Life at Orlando Airport

TSA Officer Kenneth Ordenana.

By Steve Neavling

A TSA officer at Orlando International Airport was on a coffee break at 5:30 a.m. when a member of the airport cleaning staff alerted him that a passenger was unconscious in a restroom. 

“My initial reaction was shock,” the officer Kenneth Ordenana said in a TSA news release. “Is this really happening? One-hundred thoughts raced through my mind not knowing what to expect while I was heading to the bathroom ready to dial 911 with my phone already in hand.”

Ordenana rushed to the restroom and found a man who wasn’t breathing and had no pulse. While on the phone with a 911 operator, he began CPR. 

A Delta Air Lines employee joined Ordenana, and the pair worked to revive the passenger for more than 10 minutes until paramedics arrived. 

“Life is precious,” Ordenana said. “Although I do not know this man, never met this man before, I had tremendous compassion and empathy for him. The only thing on my mind was I wanted him to get through this and for him to live.”

When medics rushed the man to the hospital, he was breathing on his own and had a pulse. 

“The man would not have made it the 10 minutes it took for additional help to arrive without [Officer] Ordenana’s actions,” Orlando Deputy Federal Security Director Greg Hawko said. “We are proud he is a member of Team MCO. His quick thinking and care of others, especially during the current environment of distancing, saved a man’s life.”

Ordenana turned philosophical. 

“A single act of kindness throws roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees,” he said. “We don’t know what troubles others are going through in this chaotic world; it is also called being human. Whether it’s family, financial, personal or health, it’s important to be kind to one another more than ever because we do have a choice – a choice on how to treat others. A single and simple act of kindness can make someone’s day and the power to change someone’s life. So, choose kindness.”

Quick-Acting Border Patrol Agent Helps Save Life of 77-Year-Old Neighbor

border patrolBy Steve Neavling

A quick-acting Border Patrol agent and his daughter helped save the life of a 77-year-old woman who had a heart attack.

The woman collapsed on a sidewalk outside of the home of Agent Robert Hughes, of the Douglas Border Patrol Station, Tucson News Now reports. 

Hughes performed CPR on the woman, and soon after, his daughter, Sydney Sandoval assisted her father. She is a certified EMT.

The elderly woman, who had been walking her dog when she collapsed, survived because of the agent’s and his daughter’s actions, according to the Sierra Vista Police Department.

“This act of heroism is an example of the kindness and compassion that Border Patrol agents embody within our communities,” said Tucson Sector’s Chief Border Patrol Agent Paul Beeson.

3 FBI Agents, Police Officer Save Life of Heart Attack Victim in Running Event in Philly

By Steve Neavling

Three FBI agents and a police officer helped saved the life of a 35-year-old man who had a heart attack during a running event in Philadelphia, reports.

FBI Special Agents Erik Negron, Tom Powell and Brian Hoffman, along with Philadelphia Police Officer Matthew Fleming, quickly intervened when the runner collapsed.

An officer spotted the medical emergency and sent out a frantic bulletin. The three agents, who were working security for the event, rushed over. Fleming and Hoffman administered CPR to the runner, who had no pulse.

Fleming used a defibrillator to kick-start the man’s heart.

The runner was stabilized and taken to the hospital.

Secret Service’s Quick-Acting Rescue Caught on Camera Outside of White House

Steve Neavling

Two quick-acting Secret Service agents are being credited with saving the life of a 59-year-old woman who collapsed in front of the White House, ABC News reports.

The first patrolling Secret Service Uniformed Division officer on scene discovered the woman had no pulse Thursday afternoon.
“He assessed the situation, she was unconscious and unresponsive, and so he radioed in another uniformed division officer,” Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie told ABC News today.

“She was not breathing and was turning blue,” Ogilvie said, adding the second officer was a trained EMT.

The entire 16-minute rescue was captured on camera, show the officers administering CPR and using an automated external defibrillator device.

“They actually delivered a shock, and continued with compression until DC Fire [Department] responded,” Ogilvie said of Officer William Grimmer, who first saw the woman collapse, and Officer Thomas Hammond, the trained EMT.

The woman was taken to George Washington Hospital, where she was recovering, authorities said.

Border Patrol Agent Dies While Working Out at Michigan Bay Station

Steve Neavling 

A Border Patrol agent was found dead in a workout room at a bay station in Michigan, the News-Messanger reports.

An Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office report indicates Agent Scott M. Schoen, 30, was found on his back in a pool of blood at the Sandusky Bay Station.

Schoen was not breathing and received CPR.

According to the report, Schoen was suffering chest pains earlier.





Off-Duty Border Patrol Agent Crashes Into El Paso Bike Rider, Killing Him

Steve Neavling

Anthony Aragon saw the bicyclist on his right and prepared to carefully pass him.

But the off-duty Border Patrol agent said the bicyclist veered into his lane, causing him to strike 47-year-old Floyd Hancock in New Mexico on Saturday morning, the El Paso Times reports.

Aragon jumped out of his car and performed CPR on Hancock, New Mexico State Police spokesman Sgt. Emmanuel Gutierrez told the Times.

Hancock was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

The accident remains under investigation.

Border Patrol Agent Saves Life of Drowning Child in Neighbor’s Swimming Pool

 Steve Neavling

A quick-acting Border Patrol agent saved a drowning child who fell into a neighbor’s swimming pool over the weekend in McAllen, Tex.,  The Monitor reports.

Agent Carlos Cojelo was at his house when he heard commotion from a neighbor’s house. When he arrived, he saw a mother clutching her 3-year-old child, who was turning blue.

“I pressed on his stomach and water came out of his mouth,” Vasquez told The Monitor. “I pressed again and more came out. I was desperate I didn’t know what to do. That’s when he touched on my shoulder and told me that he knew what to do.”

Cojelo, a former EMT, resuscitated the child while they rushed to the hospital.