Thanks to their quick response and actions that helped save the life of a local man recently, Bartlesville Police Department Cpl. Brad Dunkle and Officer Luke Reeves were awarded the police department’s prestigious Life Saving Award during the City Council meeting Monday.
The award is in recognition of their life-saving actions in response to a person who was found hanging behind a local church recently, Police Chief Tracy Roles said during the award presentation. Roles said Dunkle was first on the scene and moved quickly to cut the rope and begin administering CPR to the man, alternating with Reeves once he arrived at the location. The officers continued administering CPR until medical personnel arrived on-scene, at which time a pulse was established and the person was transported to the hospital.
“There is no doubt the actions of Officer Dunkle and Officer Reeves helped save the life of this person,” Roles said. “This is a great example of leadership and proper response to a situation that could have ended with the death of one of our citizens. Your quick response and actions taken that day are a testimony of your dedication not only to the Bartlesville Police Department but to the citizens of our city. So it is an honor to present both of you the Life Saving Award.”