A deputy earned a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department award for saving a local heart attack victim.
Deputy Zare Voskanyan earned a Lifesaving Award, a recognition that praises members of the sheriff's department for saving people's lives.
Voskanyan responded to a call of a man having a heart attack in April 2011. When he arrived the victim was not breathing and had no pulse.
The deputy began giving the victim CPR with help from the victim's housekeeper until the paramedics arrived.
"By the time paramedics arrived, the victim was conscious, breathing and had a heart rhythm. Due to the fact the victim had resumed his heart rhythm, paramedics were able to transport the man to a hospital that could perform a higher level of cardiac care, rather than the closest hospital," according to a LASD news release.
Paramedics said that if Voskanyan did not begin immediate CPR then the victim would have not survived.