Four Los Angeles Airport Police officers are recognized for saving the life of a male traveler at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Saturday, February 17th.
At approximately 12:35 p.m., Los Angeles Airport police officers Baquar Syed, James Adrian, Sandra Kimber and Masis Sossikian were called to Terminal Seven near the Transportation Security Administration screening check point by an emergency radio report of an unconscious male traveler who had reportedly suffered a heart attack.
Adrian responded with a department-issued automated external defibrillator (AED) in tow, while Syed prepared to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). At that time, Centinela First Aid arrived and assisted the officers.
The use of the automated external defibrillator and CPR administered by Adrian, with the assistance of Kimber, restored a pulse and the victim started breathing prior to the arrival of the Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) paramedics, officials said.
The fire department continued life-sustaining measures while transporting the victim to Centinela Hospital in Inglewood.
All Los Angeles Airport police officers have been trained in the use of the automated external defibrillator in conjunction with cardiopulmonary resuscitation, officials say.
Adrian and Sossikian have served on the Airport Police force for nine years each, and Syed and Kimber for three years.
The traveler reportedly made a full recovery, was discharged one week later and continued his travel plans.