Central Ohio Crime Stoppers, along with the Fraternal Order of Police Capital City Lodge #9 and United Dairy Farmers, is pleased to recognize Grove City Police Officers Matt Ryan and Marcus Petty as the recipients of the Bryan Hurst/Tony Luzio Officer of the Month Award for July. Please read details below:
On July 4th, 2019 Officers Matt Ryan and Marcus Petty were working the fireworks celebration at Grove City High School when an urgent call was dispatched on the police radio – 3 year old girl was found unconscious at the bottom of the pool.
Officer Ryan quickly responded and found the 3 year old girl unresponsive. A family member was performing CPR and Officer Ryan took over when he arrived on the scene. Officer Petty was directly behind Officer Ryan and assisted with CPR.
Officer Ryan continually did CPR and slowly life began to return to the lifeless little girl. Officer Petty informed Officer Ryan that Jackson Township Medics arrived. Officer Ryan then put the child over his shoulder to assist her in expelling the water from her lungs and to carry her closer to the medics. Jackson Twp. Medics arrived on the scene and they rushed her to the hospital.
The award presentation, which will tell the rest of the story, will take place on Wednesday, August 7th, around 10:00am, at the Fire Fighters Union Hall located at 379 W. Broad Street.
Any questions, please contact Marilyn Smith at 614-645-4749.