SAN FRANCISCO—On Wednesday, December 19, a total of five officers from the San Francisco Police Department assisted in saving a woman’s life at the San Francisco International Airport.  

At 7:06 a.m., an officer was flagged down in the airport and called upon to assist an unresponsive individual. The officer, Sergeant Bobby Cheung of the San Francisco Police Department Airport Bureau, found a 38 year-old woman without a pulse and began giving her CPR.  

An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) was brought to the scene by Airport Bureau Officers Ryan Mariano and Christopher Giles who began assisting with the CPR. Two more officers, Sergeant Mark Yesitis and Officer James Trail, both responded to the scene and helped perform CPR on the victim.

After continuing CPR, the victim responded by squeezing the hand of an officer and blinking her eyes. Officers stopped CPR and placed the woman in a recovery position until medical personnel arrived.  

SFPD Police Chief William Scott issued a statement expressing how proud he was that the Airport Bureau Officers were able to respond quickly and efficiently.

“I am very proud of our Airport Bureau officers,” said SFPD Police Chief William Scott. “I can say without hesitation that because of their training and swift response, a life was saved. These officers exemplify what it means to be one of San Francisco’s Finest.”