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Officer to Be Honored for Saving Life

June 17, 1998|JOHN CANALIS

Brea Police Officer Ray Winick is being honored with the Courage to Respond Award from the American Red Cross for saving a man's life in Yorba Linda's Brush Canyon Park.

Winick was called to the park March 12 where he found Phillip Foster unconscious from a heart attack, police said. Foster, 55, collapsed during a basketball game.

The officer and the victim's nephew, Randy Richardson, performed first aid and Foster began breathing again and regained his pulse, Brea Police Lt. Billy Hutchinson said. "Together, they essentially saved this guy's life," he said.

Winick, 27, won a department commendation for his efforts and was recommended for the Red Cross award. The Yorba Linda City Council plans to present the award Thursday to Winick and Richardson. Brea police patrol Yorba Linda under contract.

The Courage to Respond Award goes to recipients who take quick, heroic action that results in a saved life.

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