Above the Call: Off-duty sergeant saves man’s life at golf course

By Lt. Kevin McCoy, Watch Commander/Public Information Officer
Richard A. McGee Correctional Training Center

Sgt. Anthony Marquez recently helped save a man’s life.

While enjoying a day at an Elk Grove golf course, Sgt. Anthony Marquez put his training to use to help save a man’s life.

On Dec. 21, the R.A. McGee Correctional Training Center staff member saw 55-year-old man collapse at the golf course. Realizing the man was having a heart attack, he told others to call 911 as he rushed to the man’s aid.

Sgt. Marquez found the man had no pulse and had stopped breathing. He immediately started life-saving measures by performing Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) until help could arrive.

Soon, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Fire Chief K. Hubbard, from the Cosumnes Fire Department, arrived on scene.

Chief Hubbard administered the automated external defibrillation and necessary lifesaving medications. Due to Sgt. Marquez and EMT Chief Hubbard’s quick actions, the subject was resuscitated transported via ambulance to a local hospital.

The heart-attack victim is reported to be doing well and is in stable condition.

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21 Responses

  1. michelle Thursday, January 19, 2017 / 12:29 pm

    How wonderful. You are a shining star to your profession.

  2. Eli Davis Monday, January 9, 2017 / 11:42 am

    I congratulated you in person but I want to say it again. “Outstanding job. Well done.” You are to be commended for your actions. You stepped up and went beyond what the average person would do. Your actions speak for the great man you are. Thank you for giving this man a second chance at life.

  3. Nabil Nahhas Sunday, January 8, 2017 / 3:07 pm

    Great job Marquez. You make us proud.

  4. M. Ryer Saturday, January 7, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    Sgt. Marquez: You were one of the impressionable instructors I felt priviledged to have at the academy. You always went that extra mile and your actions on the golf course that day are exempliary of your professionalism and servitude. Great job!

  5. Coley Bert Thursday, January 5, 2017 / 2:21 pm

    Wonderful story. Admirable man.

  6. B.Torres Thursday, January 5, 2017 / 9:38 am

    “What would you do?” You saved a Life. Proud to know you Sir!

  7. D. Brown Thursday, January 5, 2017 / 7:00 am

    Great Job Anthony!

  8. Chikodi B. Okoro Wednesday, January 4, 2017 / 2:34 pm

    Thanks a lot for a great job; may God bless you!!

  9. Patrick Wednesday, January 4, 2017 / 1:15 pm

    Great job Anthony! Way to step up and make a difference.

  10. T. Cardoso Wednesday, January 4, 2017 / 11:51 am

    Sgt. Marquez, thank you for the action you took. So many times people are just “bystanders” but you took action to safe this persons, life, THANK YOU!!!

  11. A. Corona Wednesday, January 4, 2017 / 11:42 am

    Great job Marquez!! You are one in a million!

  12. PoppaRod Wednesday, January 4, 2017 / 10:48 am

    You saved the life of someones loved one….. that is a beautiful thing, sir! Well done! Be blessed and healthy…

  13. Brian Paul Wednesday, January 4, 2017 / 10:38 am

    Sgt. Marquez,
    Thank you for stepping up and saving this man’s life; but, also shining a positive light on our staff and department. Great job!

  14. Carr Wednesday, January 4, 2017 / 10:24 am

    Great job Sgt. Marquez!

  15. Lorna R. Brewster Wednesday, January 4, 2017 / 10:15 am

    It feels so good knowing that there are law enforcement members who shows care to others even when they are off-duty. It’s a job that you must have compassion in your heart to help at all cost. Of course, I never met Sgt.Marquez. I thank him so much for his work and his caring for others. You’re a true Soldier!! I salute you!

  16. Fernando Romero Wednesday, January 4, 2017 / 9:57 am

    Great Job!
    Thank you for your service in and out of the prison walls.

  17. Irene Torres Wednesday, January 4, 2017 / 9:48 am

    Great job Sgt. Marquez!!

  18. Rich Leon Wednesday, January 4, 2017 / 9:45 am

    Great job, Anthony!

  19. Brooks Wednesday, January 4, 2017 / 9:42 am

    Way to go Marquez. When I grow up I want to be just like you.

  20. Mark Crummey Wednesday, January 4, 2017 / 9:34 am

    Sgt. Marquez, nice work! Thank you for stepping up and making a difference.

  21. Michael Sanders Wednesday, January 4, 2017 / 9:31 am

    Awesome job!

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