Alamo Colleges Police Officer Ramirez, Two Others Recognized for Lifesaving Response
|Alamo Colleges Police Officer Mary Ramirez (center) was joined |
by her fellow officers at an awards ceremony where she was
honored for her lifesaving efforts.
Alamo Colleges Police Officer Mary Ramirez was one of three individuals recognized October 8 in a ceremony at San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) headquarters for her efforts in saving the life of a motorcyclist severely injured in a traffic accident. Ramirez, together with SAPD Officer Oscar Torres and military vet Samuel De Los Santos, applied tourniquets to the injured man's legs, which were severed when he was thrown from the motorcycle and collided with a highway sign. The actions of the three are credited with saving the life of the motorcyclist, Aaron Lee Beaugard, who is now recovering at a local hospital.
Beaugard's parents were on hand at the awards ceremony, as Police Chief William McManus and San Antonio Fire Department Chief Charles Hood praised the three honorees and presented them with medals and certificates recognizing their lifesaving efforts. They also received congratulations from the many members of the Alamo Colleges Police Department (ACPD), SAPD and SAFD in attendance.
Officer Ramirez began her career with the Alamo Colleges in 2003, as a work study at Alamo Colleges - Northwest Vista College (NVC). She joined the ACPD in 2012 and currently works at NVC, where she earned her associate degree in 2005. Her mother, a sister and her brother all graduated from NVC as well. She went on to earn a bachelor's degree in business administration from Texas A&M University - San Antonio, where she is currently pursuing a master's degree in business administration.