Trooper First Class Matthew Schoenadel performed life-saving measures on an infant Tuesday morning along Interstate 68 in Cumberland. Trooper First Class Schoenadel received a panic call around 7:40 a.m. from a woman who said her grandson was not breathing. The Trooper found and stopped the vehicle, and told the occupants he was there to help. The infant was not breathing and appeared pale. His eyes were rolled back in his head, Maryland State Police said. Schoenadel turned the baby boy on his stomach to clear the baby’s airway. The infant began to breathe and soon regained color in his face and was transported to Western Maryland Health System by ambulance. Schoenadel is a nine year veteran of the Maryland State Police.
Heroes of the Month - October 2014
Palm Beach County, Fl. - Three Martin County Sheriff's Office Deputies answered the call to be Heroes to some very important people. Deputy Brad Spencer, Deputy Travis Parker and Deputy Jon Hanton visited Palm Beach Children's Hospital at St. Mary's Medical Center to visit with the youngest Heroes that are fighting for their lives. The deputies shaved each other's head bald to be like many of the kids that are going through treatment as a way to inspire and support them. Its not all about car chases and handcuffs, its about the Hope these kids have and need everyday. Awesome job!!
Join us in thanking these deputies for their great inspiration. They will be added to our Heroes of the Month nominees for September, be sure to look for them when voting starts. If they receive the most votes during the voting period, each deputy will receive a Visa gift card for $50 and a certificate of appreciation from Heroes Memorial Foundation.
Officer Jason Gates of the Kalamazoo Police Department was selected as the August 2014 Hero of the Month in the Law Enforcement and Corrections category. You voted to thank Officer Gates for his heroism when saving a motorist he had just stopped. Officer Gates will receive a certificate from Heroes Memorial Foundation and a $50 Visa Gift card as a token of our appreciation for a job well done. Be sure to vote for this month's Heroes of the Month.
Officer Gates' story:
Kalamazoo Public Safety Officer Jason Gates, conducted a traffic stop of a motorist that ran a red light. Little did he know that he would save the driver's life. As Officer Gates approached the vehicle, he observed the female driver choking and proceeded to take her out of the vehicle and performed the Heimlich maneuver on her and saved her from choking. Officer Gates brings great credit upon himself and the law enforcement community.