On January 5, 2020, Officer Jimmie Rainey handcuffed and placed a suspect in the backseat of his patrol unit. During the investigation, the suspect appeared to have difficulty breathing, and Officer Rainey asked the suspect if he had taken anything; the suspect responded that he took four blue pills but did not know what they were. Then he noticed the suspect slouched over in the backseat, and Officer Rainey immediately administered Narcan and began CPR while requesting medics to run code to his location. Odessa Fire and Rescue arrived and transported his suspect to the hospital. The suspect made a full recovery.
On Sunday, May 24, 2020, officers received a call of a man down, and that CPR was in progress. Corporal John Chavez arrived first and located Mr. Robert Peterson lying unresponsive near the front porch, and Corporal Chavez noticed his face was purple. Corporal Chavez asked two men standing next to the victim how long he had been down. They told him for about 10 minutes. Corporal Chavez checked for a pulse and found none, and Mr. Peterson was not breathing. Corporal Chavez started chest compressions, and Mr. Peterson gasped for air. Corporal Chavez continued compressions until Odessa Fire and Rescue arrived and took him to the hospital. Mr. Peterson made a full recovery.
On July 9, 2020, Officer Nicholas Moore and Corporal Vijitta Y, while responding to shots fired call, heard dispatch radio a medical call that a baby was not breathing. Both experienced officers weighed the risk and decided to answer the medical call, considering that time was essential, and the exact location was not precise. After arriving at the apartment complex, they announced "police" and their intent on finding the correct apartment. Officer Moore saw an apartment on the south end. He pointed it out to Corporal Y, who knocked on the door and found it was the correct apartment. After quickly gathering vital information regarding time, Officer Moore and Corporal Y took immediate action and decided to transport the baby and meet Odessa Fire and Rescue medics that were in route. The officers' sound judgment, decision-making skills, and the ability to act without hesitation in a high-stress environment saved the life of a 10-day old infant.
On August 11, 2020, Officer Luis Villalpando volunteered to take a medical call because he was closer. He drove code three, overcame the poorly marked residential addresses, and searched the general area, where he noticed a door to a resident cracked open. Seeing this, Officer Villalpando knocked on the door and announced his presence, and he heard, "she's over here." He ran into the room and observed a man performing chest compressions on a woman. Officer Villalpando immediately took charge of the scene and performed CPR for approximately 1 minute and 10 seconds until the medics arrived. She was transported to the hospital and later placed in ICU.
On February 11, 2021, Corporal James Kiper, Officer Gabriela Carrasco, and Officer Thomas Rallo responded to a hanging. Once they arrived, they heard a woman screaming for help inside a 7-foot-high chain-link enclosure. Officers saw a man hanging from a cable in the carport while a woman held him up. The officers swiftly located a ladder climbed up the fence and jumped over. Once inside the enclosure, officers continued to operate as a team, with Officers Carrasco and Rallo lifting him high enough for Corporal Kiper to unbolt the cable around the man's neck. Once the man was on the ground, officers evaluated him and found no pulse. Officer Rallo began CPR until Odessa Fire and Rescue Medics arrived, took over, and transported him by ambulance to the Medical Center Hospital emergency room breathing but in critical condition.
Corporal Ian Kapets was assigned a significant project at the beginning of 2019 of developing a new program called SmartForce. The program is a data management tool, an executive function tool, a scheduling and inventory program, and a repository of intelligence information. His actions, efforts, and research to leverage and increase the SmartForce program's capabilities surpassed the project's original goal by raising the power and capabilities of the program. The SmartForce designers were impressed by his work, and the enhancements he helped create put the Odessa Police Department at the forefront of technology for organized law enforcement, which would not have been possible without Corporal Kapets’ attention to detail, foreword thinking, persistence, and drive for success.
On April 1, 2020, A man frantically flagged down Corporals Taylor Box and Steve LeSueur, patrolling the area. Officers exited their vehicle to provide aid and quickly learned that aggressive bees had attacked the victims. During the investigation, the situation worsened and became chaotic as the bees swarmed and attacked everyone and heavily covered Corporal LeSueur, and he was in serious trouble and needed medical treatment after being stung several dozen times. Corporal Box quickly assessed the situation, took charge, and told everyone to take refuge in the patrol unit. The officers and two victims ran to the police unit and shut the door to escape the swarm, but many bees followed them into the vehicle. The four occupants continued to kill bees in the police unit as the bees continued to attack. Corporal Box decided there was no time to wait for medics and no need to expose them to the bee swarm and drove the victims to the hospital. The doctor at the Emergency Room told Corporal LeSueur that his condition was serious, and the doctor said to him that he was "lucky" because other patients he had treated with a similar number of bee stings had died.