Two Grover Beach police officers were recently honored at a Grover Beach City Council meeting for saving an assault victim’s life using CPR.
On Sunday, April 21, around 1:41 p.m., Officer Reggie Bio and Sgt. Angelo Limon were dispatched to the 300 block of Beckett Place for a report of an assault in progress, according to a recent news release by the Grover Beach Police Department.
Officer Bio arrived first and found an unconscious, unresponsive 69-year-old man on the ground. Police later determined that Benjamin Carroll Sr. had suffered a heart attack while being assaulted by a neighbor.
Carroll was not breathing and did not have a pulse. Bio and Limon immediately began CPR, continuing for several minutes until medical personnel arrived to relieve them. Carroll was taken to a hospital and survived.
As a result of the altercation, 54-year-old Jerry Odom was booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and elder abuse, both felonies, and misdemeanor battery.
Bio and Limon received the Life Saving Award at the City Council’s May 20 meeting.