National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Announces February 2023 Officer of the Month

Officer using CPR saves the life of a one-year-old child

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 27, 2023) – The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) announced Senior Corporal Sergio Perez of the Dallas (TX) Police Department as their Officer of the Month for February 2023. This officer was selected for this honor following his heroic response in which he saved the life of a small child experiencing a medical emergency.

On the morning of January 10, 2023, Senior Corporal Perez was visiting a local McDonald’s restaurant on East Grand Avenue in Dallas County. As he was waiting in the drive thru-line, a mother approached him frantically asking for medical help for her small child.  Senior Corporal did not hesitate to provide assistance, and discovered the child was completely unresponsive and not breathing. Using his Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training, he was able to quickly restore the child’s breathing. He stayed with the child and mother and continued to monitor vital signs until medical personnel arrived to assist further.

Officers from the department were able to meet with the mother and child the following day. The child was healthy and the mother was understandably thankful and grateful for Senior Corporal Perez’s lifesaving intervention.

“The actions of Senior Corporal Perez serve to exemplify the thousands of often unnoticed good deeds done by law enforcement professionals every day in this country,” said Marcia Ferranto, CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. “We are incredibly proud to honor Senior Corporal Sergio Perez as our Officer of the Month for February 2023.” 

About the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Established in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring the fallen, telling the story of American law enforcement, and making it safer for those who serve. The first pillar of this mission, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., honors the names of all of the 23,785 officers who have died in the line of duty to date throughout U.S. history. Additionally, NLEOMF maintains and publishes comprehensive details on the circumstances surrounding official line-of-duty deaths. The Officer Safety and Wellness pillar uses that data, coupled with best-practice program models, to produce programming directed at solutions to improve survivability and enhance wellness. NLEOMF’s third pillar, the National Law Enforcement Museum ( is committed to preserving the history of American law enforcement and sharing the experiences of service and sacrifice for generations to come.

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