Sheriff's Lieutenant Honored By 100 Club
Galveston County Sheriff Freddie Poor is proud to announce that Sheriff’s Lt. Pete Sifuentes was recently honored by the 100 Club of Houston at their 58th Annual “Heroes Awards Program. He was among a group of recipients of the prestigious “Officer of the Year” award for his life saving actions on March 21, 2011.
Sifuentes was on duty that day and traveling along State Highway 146 in Texas City and noticed a car on the shoulder of the road and a man lying in the road by the car. He positioned his patrol unit to keep the man from being hit by passing vehicles and rushed to the man’s aid. The man was unresponsive and not breathing, apparently the victim of a heart attack. He called for assistance and, with the help of a passing motorist, immediately started CPR in an attempt to save the man. EMS personnel arrived shortly thereafter and took the man to a local hospital. His efforts were lauded by paramedics and doctors, indicating the man would certainly have died at the scene had it not been for the Lieutenant’s efforts.
“We’re very proud of the actions Pete took that day,” said Sheriff Freddie Poor. “His actions reflect well not only on his own character but the character of each of the deputies in our agency.”
Sifuentes, a 21-year Sheriff’s Office veteran, works in the School Liaison Division and is assigned to duties with the Clear Creek Independent School District.