On New Year’s Day, Larkin was called to help a young man who was lying unconscious on a pool deck of the Pegasus Landing apartments. He began chest compressions while a witness, Carina Giacomelli, provided the breaths.
Larkin will be presented with the Live Saving Award from the American Society for Industrial Security for his heroic act.
“CPR can be the deciding factor between life and death in these situations,” said Larkin, who began working at the UCF Police Department in 2007. “I have a greater appreciation for this live-saving technique because of this incident.”
Earlier this semester, Giacomelli was awarded a UCF Challenge Coin, a token presented to those who perform an honorable act.
The UCF Police Department requires all officers to complete CPR training. This was Larkin’s first time performing CPR.
The American Society for Industrial Security is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals through educational programs and materials.