Prescott Police Officer Ryan Ehlert was honored with the Prescott Police Department Lifesaving award for saving the life of a professional acquaintance and friend, Dean Swain.
The incident occured on January 3rd, 2015 at 11:00 p.m., when Officer Ehlert was in the area of Highway 89A, near mile post 319 assisting with a vehicle accident which had just occurred. Tow truck operator Dean Swain arrived on scene to remove one of the vehicles involved in the accident.
Officer Ehlert remained on scene to assist, and while Mr. Swain was preparing the vehicle for the tow, Mr. Swain collapsed, falling backwards. Officer Ehlert provided immediate life saving actions by performing CPR on Mr. Swain until he regained a pulse and paramedics arrived on scene. Due to Officer Ehlerts quick reaction and abilities, Mr. Swain survived and is recovering.
Officer Ehlert was given the lifesaving award at the Feb 10, 2015, city council meeting. Members of Dean Swain's Tri City Knights, a car enthusiasts group, also presented Officer Ehlert with a glass trophy expressing gratitude for saving the life of their good friend.