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Lone Star College police officers recognized for saving a life

Lone Star College-Tomball police Officers Richard Huetra, Taun Nguyen and Karen Curtis were publically honored for providing live-saving assistance to a  LSC-Tomball library visitor who had passed out and was unresponsive.

In recognition of his efforts of performing CPR to resuscitate the patient who lay unresponsive, Officer Huerta was awarded the LSC Police Department Lifesaving Medal. All three officers were publicly recognized by Paul Willingham, LSC chief of police, at a ceremony held at LSC-Tomball.

“I am very proud of the way these officers worked together as team to assist someone in need,” said Willingham. “Their heroic efforts helped revive an incapacitated citizen and saved their life.”

The event occurred in November and as Officer Huerta performed CPR, Officer Curtis retrieved the automated external defibrillator and Officer Nguyen provided medical escort. “The patient was revived through these efforts and has made a full recovery,” Willingham said. Officers Curtis and Nguyen were awarded Letters of Commendation for their roles in saving the life of this LSC visitor.

The LSC Police Department provides a secure environment for students, faculty, staff, visitors and property. Most officers are cross-trained in many areas of public safety such as firefighting, first aid, search and rescue, and mental health issues. The LSC Police Department provides a full range of police services, including escorts, motorist assists and safety information.

“We encourage anyone with questions or concerns to reach out to us,” said Willingham. “We will be happy talk with you and provide you with the information you need, or direct you to someone to help resolve your issue.”

LSC employs both commissioned police officers, who have the same powers and abilities as any other police officer, as well as non-commissioned security guards.

LSC Chief of Police Paul Willingham (pictured left) and LSC Deputy Chief Jerome Powell (right)
awarded Officer Richard Huerta(second from left) the LSC Police Department Lifesaving Medal
for resuscitating an unresponsive citizen. Officer Karen Curtis (center) and Officer Taun Nguyen
were awarded Letters of Commendation for assisting in this life-saving effort.

Known for its leadership, innovation and steadfast commitment to student success, Lone Star College provides high-quality academic transfer and workforce education/career training programs to more than 83,000 credit students each semester, and a total enrollment of 95,000 students. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to promote student success and economic prosperity. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, which consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more visitLoneStar.edu.