In June, Trooper Alex Williams came across a vehicle flipped upside down in a creek. Heidi Orosco was inside, unconscious, her legs were pinned.
“I was able to open the back door, once I opened the door I could tell it was full of water and I was able to open the door and she was completely submerged,” he said. “I did the best I could to turn her so I could begin CPR.”
Orosco was at the Red Cross event and as Williams received the award, she gave him a hug.
“I’m pretty sure that I would be dead if it wasn't for him,” she said. “I just feel really happy and lucky and blessed that he knew what to do.”
Other recipients of the American Red Cross Heroes award include a DWR officer who gave CPR to a boy struck by lightning and an eight year-old boy who raised money for the Clinton canine unit by selling snow cones.