Officer Jordan Houser was recognized before the Dallas City Council at their regular meeting on July 7, 2017 when Chief Simpson presented him The Dallas Police Department's Lifesaving Award. In early June, Officer Houser responded to an emergency medical call and was the first emergency services responder to arrive on scene. He determined the victim, who was not breathing, had an obstructed airway and was able to open her airway and position her in the “recovery position” which allowed her to begin breathing again prior to arrival of paramedics. Officer Houser’s efforts to restore an airway resulted in the victim’s survival.
Officer David King was awarded the department’s lifesaving award at the June 20, 2016 meeting of the Dallas City Council. During the presentation, Chief Simpson described the April incident when King located a resident inside a burning home who had apparently lost full consciousness as she was on the phone with the 911 center reporting the fire. While King was pulling the lady towards an exit and to safety, she regained consciousness and was assisted from the home by the officer. Dallas Fire personnel reported that had King not assisted her prior to their arrival, she may not have survived the incident.