Detective Matt Ryan and Officer Marcus Petty
Chattanooga (TN) Police Department
Washington, DC—The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has named Detective Matt Ryan and Officer Marcus Petty of the Grove City (OH) Police Department, as the recipients of its Officer of the Month Award for July 2019.
While working at a July 4th fireworks celebration, they responded to a report of an unconscious 3-year-old girl at the bottom of a pool. A family member was performing CPR when they arrived, but Officer Ryan took over, continuing to perform CPR until the child slowly regained consciousness. He carried her to the medics who rushed her to the hospital. The officers’ immediate response and actions saved the child’s life.
The Police Unity Tour is the official sponsor of the Memorial Fund’s Officer of the Month Program.