Above the Call: CDCR analyst risks injury to help injured motorcycle rider

By OPEC Staff

A routine trip home quickly turned into a rescue operation for CDCR Analyst Allen Aldon last month.

Aldon, who is assigned to the Office of Peace Officer Selection in Rancho Cucamonga, was on a freeway when he saw a vehicle run over a motorcyclist, leaving the bike rider lodged under the vehicle.

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Allen Aldon

Aldon immediately stopped and ran to the vehicle, a Ford Mustang. The driver and passenger were apparently in shock.

Beneath the Mustang, the biker appeared severely injured. Aldon tried to talk to the victim but received no response.

Several bystanders unsuccessfully tried to lift the vehicle while Aldon was next to it on his hands and knees. Several more people arrived and lifted the vehicle just enough for Aldon to crawl under.

Aldon was aware of the risk he was taking.

“As I crawled under the vehicle, honestly, my first thought was my own safety,” he said. However, he continued and slowly pulled the biker from under the vehicle.

He stayed with the victim until medical help arrived.

“After verifying that the victim was conscious and alive,” Aldon said he knew the risk he took “was worth it.”

Asked last why he took the risk to help the injured biker, he said: “I guess, simply put, it’s in my nature.”

Aldon plans to stay with CDCR and aims to become a Correctional Officer.

 

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9 Responses

  1. Elizabeth Henshaw Thursday, September 22, 2016 / 9:21 am

    The world needs more people like you, Aldon! Way to go.

  2. Penny Tuesday, September 20, 2016 / 3:12 pm

    Thank God you are ok. Quick thinking on your part. We are all put in situations at the right time for the right reasons. That day was your day.

  3. SGT. ST.LOUIS-FRANKLIN-OPOS/SSC/BIU Tuesday, September 20, 2016 / 1:28 pm

    Good job, Aldon. Thank you for your service. A selfless act always requires courage.

  4. Diana Viale Tuesday, September 20, 2016 / 10:29 am

    Good job. We need good people like you in this department. There can never be enough of people like you.

  5. Dr. Rays Tuesday, September 20, 2016 / 10:20 am

    You are a hero. Thank you for helping a fellow human being in desperate need.

  6. C. Coronado - OPOS/CSC Tuesday, September 20, 2016 / 10:04 am

    One of our own. Good job buddy!

  7. Sandy Cardoza Tuesday, September 20, 2016 / 10:03 am

    Thank you for your selfless act Mr. Aldon!

  8. Barbara Tuesday, September 20, 2016 / 8:50 am

    Thank you for your concern for someone who seriously needed care. You are a great person, good luck in your career as a Correctional Officer. You will be a very good officer.

  9. D. Furtado Tuesday, September 20, 2016 / 8:41 am

    Hire that man as soon as he puts in an app.

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