Officer Tanner Speers receives Life Saving Award

Officer Tanner Speers receives Life Saving Award By LAURA QUEZADA

News Review Staff Writer At the Ridgecrest City Council meeting on October 20, Officer Tanner Speers received A Life Saving Award for his heroic actions in saving a woman’s life. On September 16, 2021, he was dispatched to answer a call regarding a woman not breathing and possibly overdosed on fentanyl. Captain Aaron Tucker stated, “On arrival Officer Speers located the subject and confirmed she was in medical distress, as she was no longer breathing and had no pulse. Officer Spears immediately started CPR. A short time later Liberty Ambulance and Kern County Fire Department personnel arrived on scene and assisted with the medical aid. The victim regained her pulse and was quickly transported Ridgecrest regional hospital by Liberty ambulance, where she made a full recovery. The victim’s father, located on scene said his daughter was deceased and the actions of Officer Speers saved her life. Officer Speers is to be commended for his efforts during this intense and stressful situation. His quick thinking and actions along with his dedication to ensure the safety of this individual resulted in preserving the life of this subject.”

Laura Austin photo: Officer Tanner Speers is hugged by the father of a woman whose life he saved. Councilmen Kyle Blades and Mayor Eric Bruen with other Council members (not pictured) joined in the congratulations.

Story First Published: 2021-10-29