At the beginning of shift yesterday Officer Lecours was recognized for outstanding service to our community. He was presented with a Letter of Commendation by Lieutenant Josten. Some of the letter is below:
"On May 8, Officer Lecours was dispatched to a call for a male passed out behind the wheel, stopped at a traffic light. Citizens on scene had advised dispatch that the male wasn't breathing.
Officer Lecours was the first responder on scene. He used his vehicle to block oncoming traffic, and without hesitation triaged the subject, determining that he had overdosed on a narcotic.
The unconscious male had stopped breathing and was turning blue when Officer Lecours made contact. Officer Lecours had to immediately administer two doses of Narcan, returning the male to consciousness and life. While stabilizing the subject's neck to maintain an airway, Officer Lecours controlled and directed a group of onlookers and secured the vehicle and scene.
After the subject regained consciousness, he was transported by EMS to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center for treatment. This man will live to see another day because of Officer Lecours' quick and heroic action."
Thank you, Officer Lecours, for your dedication to our community.
"So that others may live."