City of Manassas names 2012 Officer of the Year
The City of Manassas Police Department has named Police Officer First Class D.T. Villanueva as Police Department Employee of the Year for 2012.
On May 25, 2012, Officer D.T. Villanueva was providing assistance at the scene of an accident at the intersection Wellington and Cloverhill Roads when a citizen flagged him down. The citizen let him know that a juvenile had fallen from a skateboard and was seriously injured. When Officer Villanueva appeared on the scene, the youth was unconscious and not breathing. Officer Villanueva, with the assistance of a concerned citizen, performed CPR on the young male, reestablishing a pulse as Emergency Medical Services arrived on the scene.
As Officer Villanueva contacted the family and began to investigate the incident, he learned that the juvenile had a previous heart condition and was able to relay this information to medical personnel. The victim was flown to INOVA Fairfax Hospital where it was determined that the victim had experienced a cardiac emergency. The young man has since recovered.
“Medical personnel and family members agreed that Officer Villanueva’s actions saved this young man’s life,” said City of Manassas Chief of Police Doug Keen. “I commend his dedication to duty and am proud to name him Officer of the Year for 2012.”