Monday, March 17, 2014

Lifesaving Award Ceremony

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Idaho State Police
District 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

For Immediate Release: 3/17/2014 3:50 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

Tomorrow, March 18, 2014 at 11:30 am at the Idaho State Police Patrol Office, two troopers will be given the Lifesaving Award for their actions in saving the life of a person who had been shot. The circumstances surrounding the incident are as follows:

On October 5, 2013, at approximately 6:44 p.m., Corporal Horacio Caldera responded to an unknown injury crash located south on I-15 near milepost 68 located in Bannock County, Idaho. Upon arrival Corporal Caldera discovered that the person involved in the crash was also suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. Corporal Todd Orr arrived on the scene and assisted in giving lifesaving first-aid to the subject until EMS arrived. An emergency room doctor later confirmed that Corporal Caldera's and Corporal Orr's quick response, assessment of the situation, and first-aid rendered were significant factors in saving the person's life.