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Roswell Officers Commended for Saving Teens' Lives

Officers Joshua Avren and Paul Reid were given the department's Lifesaving Award during the Roswell City Council meeting on Monday.

Officer Paul Reid with Police Chief Rusty Grant. Credit: Roswell Police Department.
Officer Paul Reid with Police Chief Rusty Grant. Credit: Roswell Police Department.
Two Roswell officers have been recognized for saving the lives of two teenagers.

Officers Joshua Avren and Paul Reid received the Roswell Police Department's Lifesaving Award during the City Council's meeting on Monday.

Officer Avren responded to a suicide attempt in which a 16-year-old girl was found hanging from a tree in the backyard of a home. 

Avren took over CPR from a person who was "improperly administering the life-saving technique," the agency said.  

Avren, who has served for nine years in law enforcement, continued CPR until EMT's arrived, and the teenager survived. 

Officer Reid was dispatched to a person down call on Warsaw Road. When he arrived onto the scene, he discovered a juvenile female, who was unresponsive and not breathing, lying in the hallway.

Reid began to perform CPR, and after several "tense" minutes, the child began to breath and her pulse strengthened, police said. 

Reid, who was hired by the department in October, continued to monitor her child's until EMTs arrived and took over medical care. The girl survived the incident. 

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