Awards - Medal Of Valor

Deputy Jason G. Ito

Deputy James A. Peak

Saved The Life of a Cardiac Arrest Victim

On Friday, April 25, 2008, Deputy Jason Ito and Deputy James Peak were patrolling the city of Rancho Santa Margarita in the dark, early morning hours of their midnight shifts when they received a call of a woman not breathing. Both deputies responded quickly and were the first emergency personnel to arrive on scene. They found the woman in her bedroom, lying unconscious in bed.

Deputies Ito and Peak immediately assessed the woman’s condition and discovered she was not breathing and had no pulse. Deputy Peak quickly deployed an AED and administered one shock. Deputy Ito then began CPR and continued until Fire Department personnel arrived and started advanced medical treatment. As her condition stabilized, she was taken to the hospital for additional treatment and was expected to survive.

A paramedic told the deputies’ supervisor that they did a great job providing lifesaving efforts. The quick, immediate response and efficient first-aid provided by Deputy Ito and Deputy Peak helped save the woman’s life.