May 22, 2008


(Hollywood, FL) – Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputy Maury Hernandez gives a handshake to Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue Inspector Michael Rizzo at Memorial Regional Hospital’s Trauma Awareness Day on Thursday. Rizzo was performing fire inspections just blocks away when Hernandez was critically shot last August. Rizzo, hearing the officer down call, immediately responded and was the first to give aid to Hernandez, who was transported by Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue to Memorial Regional Hospital’s Trauma Center, which is a Level One Trauma Center. Through the years, the talented groups of trauma surgeons, rehabilitation experts and other medical professionals have worked tirelessly to help many survive the most challenging incidents. Over two dozen trauma survivors were recognized, as well as Memorial Regional Hospital’s Trauma Team and members of the community trauma network at the annual event.

Photo by Mike Jachles/Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue

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