Officers Revive Woman

Livermore police officers revived a woman in her 60s who stopped breathing and had no pulse.

A pair of officers and a police intern helped revive a woman, Officer Steve Goard said.

At 9:28 a.m. Saturday, police received a medical emergency call reporting a non-responsive woman in her 60s at the , 1020 Dolores St.

Officer Brian Geiger and Patrick Urbanus, a police intern, were the first to arrive on scene.

"The woman was not breathing and had no pulse when officers arrived," Goard said.

Geiger immediately went into performing CPR and was assisted by Urbanus.

Officer Rich Hill also responded to the incident and was able to bring an automated external defibrillator (AED), which was used to shock the woman's body.

"The officers were able to re-establish her vitals and get her heartbeat back," Goard said.

The woman was transported to a hospital and is listed in stable condition, Goard said.

"(The officers) feel like they didn’t do anything special or different. They just feel like that's what any other officer would have done," Goard said. "Both officers and the intern are outstanding individuals. They are very happy they were able to re-establish the woman's vitals. We couldn't have asked for it to go any better."

Scott Mitchell June 09, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Job well done! Nothing better than to be able to someone's life
Kristofer Noceda (Editor) June 09, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Police were first to respond (I think within a minute of the call). Firefighters and paramedics arrived shortly after and helped transport the woman to a hospital.
patty robins June 09, 2012 at 09:57 PM
We are lucky in Livermore, it's FIRST IN to support and save our public..... Fire, Paramedics, Police are trained and ready to serve. ....Livermore has a busy weekend with Rodeo activities and many extra visitors. I'm sure there are extra demands on staff and shifts population. GOOD GOING !!!!
KG June 09, 2012 at 10:04 PM
Great job LPD!!!
Chaplain Mike Veneman June 09, 2012 at 10:40 PM
Nice Work, Gentlemen!
Mickey Kundert June 09, 2012 at 11:13 PM
I love it when the good guys win.....victory over death......YAYYY!!
LeliaVollmer June 10, 2012 at 12:09 AM
Thanks, guys, great work!!!
Terry Givens June 10, 2012 at 12:26 AM
What a GREAT JOB by the police officers! Nothing is better than saving a life!
All American Girl June 10, 2012 at 01:01 AM
Good Job LPD!!
Rebecca W June 10, 2012 at 01:57 AM
Awesome LPD, you are the best !!!
Diana June 10, 2012 at 03:20 AM
Grateful you are there police officers to help those in need asap! A great big Thank You!! :)
leah B June 10, 2012 at 04:00 AM
Awesome! !!!!! So happy it worked out. Great job officers and intern!
J D June 10, 2012 at 04:05 AM
Good Job LPD and I hope the woman is OK!
Mark Tarte June 10, 2012 at 04:05 AM
Great job fellows. Yes, any other first responder would have done the same thing, but you all are the ones who did it.
Mark Tarte June 10, 2012 at 04:07 AM
Michelle, the Outriggers are about a block from the police department. That's probably one reason why they were there first. The other is that the PD is on patrol whereas the FD and paramedics respond from their stations.
SHIRLEY June 10, 2012 at 04:59 AM
We are so very proud of the brave police officers in our town of Livermore. Also, the same goes for the fire dept. and paramedics...these fine men and women are always so professional, understanding, and there as soon as you need them. God Bless them all for the services they provide to us. Let's all tell them how much we appreciate and respect the great work they do...or send a few thank you notes!!!
MTG June 10, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Great job! Thank you LPD for all you do to keep us safe & save lives! You are appreciated more than you know!! God bless you all!
Janet Niermeyer June 10, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Makes sense that the police officers responded first, being that the police station is around the corner. Great job because the odds of bringing someone back that has no pulse or breathing is huge!
Nancy Reeves June 10, 2012 at 03:40 PM
Way to go LPD! Using the skills you were trained to have like CPR is not one that is needed/used as often as we think. So to have to react and go into that training mode is BIG! To have saved this womens LIFE is HUGE! I'm almost "positive" that her "family" thinks of "OUR" Livermore police officers as "HEROES" Embrace the moment you deserve it! :-)
Paul June 10, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Firefighters are never late to go to Safeway several times a day. Thank god collective bargaining will be over soon.
Paul June 10, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Firefighters are never late to go to Safeway several times a day. Thank god collective bargaining will be over soon.
Mark Tarte June 11, 2012 at 04:11 AM
Paul, may I suggest signing up for classes at Las Positas College Fire Technology program to learn about what firefighters really do and need to learn just to get the job? Being at Safeway is part of their job. They are in station 24 hours and need to eat, so they shop and if you'll note, they are in radio contact with dispatch while shopping. No big deal.
Truth teller June 11, 2012 at 05:29 AM
Paul, why take a great story with an amazing outcome and use it as an opportunity to take a ridiculous shot at the brave men and women of our local fire department? LPFD did nothing wrong here! They responded extremely quick and then tok over once they arrived because they are trained paramedics. The police officers did a great job with their training and resources, but fire personnel have more medical training and additional life saving equipment. Plus as Paramedics they can administer drugs intended to restart the heart. Everyone involved here did a great job with the potential tragedy they were facing. It just so happened that the officers were extremely close to the residence and arrived first. The fire department wasn't late, they just have to drive from the station by the community pool on East Avenue. They responded quickly, did their job, and if not for he combined efforts of everyone involved this lady would not be alive. What a happy ending. Let's leave it at that.
Bob Shelar June 11, 2012 at 06:56 PM
I have a hand held scanner and I heard the call go out. When dispatch called the first officer on scene for "status", he replied simply "CPR in progress". You could tell that he had a big problem on his hands. Great teamwork LPD!!!
Trader Lu June 11, 2012 at 09:09 PM
What has bothered me about this article is that none of the bystanders started CPR (chess compressions, etc.) before officers arrived. This could cut down on brain damage, etc.
Bob Shelar June 12, 2012 at 12:24 AM
What phantom bystanders did you read about? The lady went down in her second floor apartment.
Bob Shelar June 12, 2012 at 01:05 AM
Congrats to your son. The officers should receive a comendation but your son should receive a special civilian award. Yes the officers receive training for this but this type of thing does not happen everyday. Training and actual performing are two different things. Your son was put into action with no experience and no choice. This lady was only 62 but she went into cardiac arrest. Her heart still had a signal but it was not pushing blood. Receiving defib in 3-5 minutes is only 30% successful. WOW, was she lucky!
Trader Lu June 12, 2012 at 01:17 AM
Who found her??
Sylvia Griggs June 12, 2012 at 06:03 PM
I have enjoyed reading all the positive (and rightly so) comments on this event. It is sad that some people have to look for a negative instead of enjoing the positive. I, for one, am glad the police have this training to fill in the gap until the paramedics/fire dept. can arrive!
David June 12, 2012 at 06:34 PM
You must have a crabby job to be so bitter :-)


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