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Ahtna Kanas Summer 2017

STAR Awards – Anthony Gutierrez

Photo of Anthony Gutierrez with STAR Award

Anthony Gutierrez
On Jan. 24, ATSI Officer Anthony Gutierrez responded to an emergency call of a female detainee who was choking. Upon his arrival, Officer Gutierrez immediately began performing abdominal thrusts on the detainee until medical staff arrived. Medical staff determined that she still could not breathe and advised Officer Gutierrez to continue until the nurse on site advised that the detainee was breathing on her own. The detainee was then transported to the hospital via ambulance. There is no doubt that Officer Gutierrez’s swift actions saved the life of this detainee.