HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
815 Wheeler Avenue Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Interim Chief of Police
|Dr. Harry Hobbs|
Communications Relations Officer
Award to Be Presented
Huntsville, Alabama (April 10, 2011) On April 12, 2012, at the Huntsville City Council meeting, Officer John Vankampen will receive the Lifesaving Medal.
While on patrol, Officer
Vankampen and his trainee were flagged down by a distressed mother that advised
him her child was unable to breathe. Officer Vankampen was able to restore the
baby’s breathing while simultaneously calming the mother of the child as they
waitied for paramedics to arrive.
The actions of Officer
Vankampen were extraordinary considering the circumstances in which they took
place. Officer Vankampen is a 5 year veteran of the Huntsville Police
Department and assigned to the North Precinct as a Field Training Officer.
Officer Vankampen is a credit to our department and the community he serves.