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Huntington Park : 2 Officers Awarded Medals

January 08, 1987

Two police officers Monday were given medals for lifesaving, the first such awards designated by the city to honor officers who help save a life while on duty.

Officers Michael Ewing and Antonio Luna, in separate incidents, used mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to revive infants who had stopped breathing. The medals were given during a City Council presentation.

Last February, Luna was dispatched to the home of a frantic mother whose son was beginning to turn blue. He helped resuscitate the child while waiting for paramedics.

Ewing was flagged down in September by a couple whose 1-month-old daughter had stopped breathing. He gave the infant mouth-to-mouth resuscitation for a few minutes and then the child began to cry. The child was then taken to a nearby hospital.

Both officers have been with the department for two years, a police spokeswoman said.

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