|Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - October 9, 2012|
Agenda Item #4
Heroism Award - Alex Gardiner
Contact and/or Presenter Information
Contact: Tamie Langman, ERC Program Coordinator, Ext. 3861
Presenter: Ron Koper, Interim Director, Public Safety
Presentation of Heroism Award to Alex Gardiner, Beach Lifeguard II, Public Safety.
Ordinance 97-28-Ordinance providing that certain expenditures constitute valid and proper County purposes (1) awards.
Resolution R-97-191 - Employee Recognition Program
This award is presented in recognition of outstanding service achievement in the field of heroism. While on his way home from work, Alex passed a gentleman that was pulled off the side of road and attempting to flag down help for his wife that was in active labor. Mr. Gardiner pulled over to see what assistance was needed. Noticing that the baby was delivering with the umbilical cord tight around its neck, Alex relied on his training and worked to untangle the cord and clear the newborn's airway. After a few tense moments, he was able to get the baby breathing and gain color. The following day, Alex was able to check on the mother and baby and find them happily doing well.
County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)
Explanation of Other
Instructions to Board Records
Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
0010003700-549001 - Awards, Ad Valorem Tax
Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs