BSO to honor acts of valor with Lifesaving awards


On the job and off, they rescued people from burning vehicles, pulled them from canals and swimming pools, administered the Heimlich maneuver, performed CPR and operated automated external defibrillators countless times.

On Thursday, 148 civilians and deputies will be honored for their acts of valor by Broward Sheriff Scott Israel with BSO’s Lifesaving Awards at a 10 a.m. ceremony at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts at 201 SW Fifth Ave.

“We honor these brave people today because they stepped up and helped when someone needed it. They acted valiantly and selflessly, often in the face of danger,” Sheriff Scott Israel said. “They gave people in dire situations the chance at life.”

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