The University of Virginia’s Department of Safety and Security turned the corner on its first year by formally recognizing 12 individuals for their extraordinary service to safety and security at UVA. Awardees were selected from within the department and from among community partners in the region.
University Police Officer Dean Dotts received the Lifesaving Medal. Dotts was the first on the scene to respond to Emmet/Ivy Garage when a person was found not breathing and without a pulse. Dotts administered CPR. When rescue personnel arrived, they found Dotts had the scene under control. Within minutes, the patient was revived and transported to the hospital with a pulse and breathing. The UVA physician who treated the patient credited Dotts with saving a human life.
Read the full list of award recipients.