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Two Citizens and One Officer to be Honored by City


Two people from North Las Vegas and one North Las Vegas Police officer will be honored Wednesday night for their heroic efforts to save the lives of others.

Officer Mario Olsson will be recognized for his efforts to save the life of a shooting victim. Officer Olsson was responding to a call about a shooting near Pecos and Gowan Roads in April. He found the victim, who was bleeding from a wound to his neck. The officer put his finger in the wound to put pressure on the carotid artery while waiting for medical personnel to arrive. He had to keep the pressure up for several minutes before the ambulance arrived. According to medical personnel, Officer Olsson’s actions saved the victim’s life. North Las Vegas Police will be honoring him with the Life Saving Award.

Two regular citizens will also be honored for saving the life of a 2-year-old child. Darren and Angelique Hardin were in their backyard on July 19, when they heard a neighbor call for help. A 2-year-old child had fallen in a backyard pool and was unresponsive. Darren and Angelique worked together to clear the child’s airway and perform CPR. After a few minutes, the little girl started breathing again. The girl has fully recovered. The couple and the officer will receive the special recognition during Wednesday’s regular city council meeting.