CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT
Public Affairs Office
1100 Cultural Park Boulevard
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Cape Coral Police Department Awards Two Lifesaving Awards to
Officer Christian Munoz-Luna
(May 22, 2014)- Saving one life in a career is a huge accomplishment for most Police Officers, but saving two in one day was just another day at work for Officer Christian Munoz-Luna of the Cape Coral Police Department.
The Cape Coral Police Department Awards Committee and the Chief of Police bestowed two Lifesaving Awards to Officer Cristian Munoz-Luna, who on two separate calls for service [in the same day], performed Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), on two victims, who went into cardiac arrest, and was able to revive them.
On April 5, 2014, Officer Munoz-Luna was investigating a theft at the Wal-Mart, located at 1619 Del Prado Boulevard, and had the female suspect in his back seat. Officer Munoz-Luna
realized that the female was not responding to his questions and saw that she had
passed out, was unresponsive, and discovered she had no pulse. Ofﬁcer Munoz-Luna
quickly removed her from his vehicle, called for medics, and started CPR until he was
able to revive her. The paramedic on the scene stated that the female went into cardiac arrest and if not for Officer Munoz-Luna's quick action she would have died.
Later that evening, Officer Munoz-Luna responded to a possible overdose that occurred in the parking lot at the 1400 block of Viscaya Parkway. The male victim injected himself with heroin, became unresponsive, and stopped breathing. When Officer Munoz-Luna arrived on scene, the male was unconscious and did not have a pulse. Officer Munoz-Luna performed CPR until the male was revived and started breathing on his own. The male was taken to the Cape Coral ER where he made a full recovery.
The Lifesaving Award is awarded to a member of the Department that is responsible for saving a human life. This voluntary action may be from the rescue of a person from drowning, fire, hazardous material incident, medical emergency, trauma, or other peril.
Officer Munoz-Luna will be presented with a certificate and ribbon for his dress uniform at a future ceremony.
"Both these situations were very stressful but Officer Munoz-Luna never wavered, and because of his fast response and quick actions, he was able to save both victims from imminent peril."- Sgt. John Lanza, Patrol Bureau.