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Mayor Sarno Congratulates Police Officer Francisco Luna on being Awarded National Guardsman of the Year Award

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno proudly congratulates Springfield Police Officer and U.S. National Guard member Francisco Luna on being awarded the prestigious National Guardsman of the Year Award for his heroic and lifesaving actions saving an unconscious child earlier this year.

In April 2021, Officer Luna and two of his fellow officers, Officer Josue Cruz and Officer Luis Delgado, responded to a call to a home in our Mason Square neighborhood for a report of a baby boy not breathing.  Upon responding to the residence, Officer Cruz immediately began performing CPR while Officers Delgado and Luna provided oxygen and support.  Their quick action and response saved the baby’s life. 

Mayor Sarno states, “Congratulations to our SPD Officer and National Guardsman Francisco Luna on being recognized and acknowledged with this prestigious and well-deserved National Guardsman of the Year Award.  His quick action and response, along with his fellow SPD Officers Cruz and Delgado, saved that child’s life.  The officers were calm, cool and collected in what was an incredibly stressful situation.  Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood and I are proud of our brave and dedicated SPD officers who day-in and day-out serve and protect our residents and business community.  Congratulations to Officer Luna on this award and God Bless.”        

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