IMPORTANT - EIN Presswire is proud to announce the launch of its AI-powered press release generator. Try it now!

There were 2,462 press releases posted in the last 24 hours and 399,013 in the last 365 days.

Strike Force Officers Recognized For Life Saving Actions

NASHVILLE – Two members of the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Strike Force team were recognized for their heroic action after saving the life of a correctional officer at the DeBerry Special Needs Facility (DSNF) earlier this month.

On January 9, 2023, Tactical Officer Ruben Estevez and Tactical Officer Tyler Briggs were exiting the facility when they were approached by Correctional Officer Emeka Oguoma, who was in a visible state of distress.  Officer Oguoma signaled to the two men that he was choking and could not breath.  Under the guidance of TAC Officer Briggs, TAC Officer Estevez immediately began performing the Heimlich maneuver until Officer Oguoma’s airway was clear. 

“This is why training is important.  If I didn’t have that training, he probably would have died in my arms,” said TAC Officer Estevez.  “I was at the right place at the right time and had been prepared in the right way."