American Red Cross Recognizes SPD Officers as Law Enforcement Heroes 2013

Release Date/Time: 5/8/2013 2:44 PM

Incident: American Red Cross Recognizes Salinas Police Department Officers as Law Enforcement Heroes 2013

Date: Wednesday, 5/8/2013

Time: 2:44 PM

Location: Hyatt in Monterey

Salinas Police Officers Christopher Balaoro, Justin Heckman, Kevin Mead and Alejandro Zamora will be recognized as Law Enforcement Heroes for 2013 by the American Red Cross Monterey Area Chapter at an awards presentation dinner on May 18, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Monterey. The American Red Cross joins with Monterey and San Benito county civic leaders in recognizing those in our communities who have shown courage, dedication and character. In addition to law enforcement, the Red Cross recognizes an Animal Rescue Hero, a Good Samaritan Hero and a Philanthropic Hero. 

The Salinas Police Department officers are being recognized for taking immediate action when they found out that a family's vehicle had veered off the road on San Juan Grade Rd. earlier this year in February. Through their actions, they were able to save a mother and her two children from being trapped in the car wreckage, which was approximately 400' down a steep embankment.

Release Authorized by: Officer Miguel Cabrera

Telephone: 758-5321