PEER RECOGNITION CORONA FIRE As a Fire Captain at Station 3, Alex Villa is responsible for the crew of his engine company, and the crew of the rescue squad as well. Villa is as- signed to the department’s Personal Protective Equipment Program Manager. The PPE Program Manager is responsible for the budgeting, purchasing, issuing and maintaining the complete PPE ensemble for all of our personnel. Villa is also involved in the Corona Firefighters Association (CFA), serving as a board member and being the Secretary/Treasurer (a thankless job, requiring tremendous amounts of time). “Additionally, Alex is an instructor in our Recruit Academy, he is an active member of the Department’s Training Committee, and he is one of our Back- ground Investigators.” CORONA POLICE Officer Sal Cisneros has been with the Corona Police Department for over twelve years and is currently as- signed as the School Resource Officer for Lee V. Pollard and Orange Grove High Schools. Prior to joining the Corona Police Department family, Officer Cisneros was enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, then started his law enforcement career with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. In 2010, the Cisneros family faced a crucial obstacle when Of- ficer Cisneros was diagnosed with B-cell Lymphoma. Since then, Sal became the CPD Team Captain for the Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. It has been seven years since Sal was diagnosed, and he stands here today as a cancer survivor and a protector of our community. COMMUNITY SERVICE CORONA POLICE On August 25, 2017, Officer Gutierrez attended a neighborhood watch meeting, during which the tenants of the apartment complex complained of crimes occurring within their complex. That same night, Office Gutierrez located a suspicious male who ran when he tried to speak with him. The subject immediately threw a handgun onto the ground, but Officer Gutierrez continued to chase him, eventually apprehending him. The suspect had a second firearm on him at the time of arrest! Officer Gutierrez is commended for ac- knowledging the citizens’ concerns and utilizing the information they provided to resolve an ongoing community issue. In addition, Officer Gutierrez is a lead advisor for the local Explorer Post; where he mentors and trains the young community members who aspire to work in Law Enforcement. CORONA FIRE Firefighter Paramedic Dan Khalili is being awarded for this year’s Community Service Award. Dan’s com- passion and leadership has touched two young lives in the last year. He began his journey in the Big Broth- er program in 2009, and has grown very close to Carlos Samoya, whom he still mentors today. Over the last year, he used his physical strength to raise almost $7,500 for a local boy by the name Tayvin Sheridan. Dan started a “ Go Fund Me ” page and ran an Iron Man in his honor. The money he raised assisted Tayvin and his family to pay for ear reconstruction surgery. Dan is an excellent para- medic, showing compassion to every patient he treats. His caring attitude and willingness to help others is an inspiration for all of us and the community we serve. DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CORONA POLICE Sr. Det. Voorhees was the lead detective for the Sharmon Intili homicide that occurred on November 23, 2016. Voorhees led the investigation by gathering and evaluating all the evidence; then presented his findings to the District Attorney’s Office for prosecution. Voorhees has drawn upon his knowledge and experience as a seasoned homicide investigator and his investigative expertise to put together a case for the District Attorney’s Office that was predominantly supported by circumstantial evidence. Voorhees and the entire Detec- tive Bureau continued their relent- less investigation which culminat- ed in the arrest of Mark Brierley on June 15, 2017. Voorhees’ leadership traits of being a TEAM PLAYER and an EFFEC- TIVE COMMUNICATOR have been evident during this process. The DA’s Office has complemented Sr. Det. Voorhees and Corona PD on several occasions for the thoroughness and diligence in investigating the Sharmon Intili homicide. Sr. Det. Voorhees is commended for his leadership. CORONA FIRE Captain Sean Harmon and Firefighter Dan Fagan are being awarded Distinguished Service for their bravery and lifesaving actions. On Wednesday, Au- gust 10, 2016, Dan Fagan and Sean Harmon were off duty and driving westbound on the 105 freeway toward El Segun- do. They came across a solo vehicle rollover. The driver was trapped. The adult male had a major head injury and fracture to his right arm. There was a severe arterial bleed from his injured arm. Gasoline was leaking from the overturned vehicle, and without any extrication tools, there was no way Dan and Sean could free the critically injured driver. Risking personal injury, Dan applied direct pressure to the wound from the passenger window. Sean climbed in the back seat of the wreckage, removed his belt, and used it as a tourniquet to control the bleeding. Several minutes later, LA City Fire arrived and extricated the patient with the Jaws of Life. Due to the courage and decisive actions of Fagan and Harmon, the injured driver was likely to survive.
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