Officer Rhonda Wood

Nominee Name

Officer Rhonda Wood

Please tell this officer’s story of how they saved a life or showed exemplary service in the field.

Officer Wood and Officer Medina had organized an event to meet their community. They are school resource officers for Lanier High School in Gwinnett County, GA. They wanted to meet and establish positive relationships with the families they serve. While at the event, two teenagers ran up to Officer Wood with an infant they were babysitting. The infant was not breathing because it was choking on something. Officer Wood immediately jumped into action rendering first aid until the baby was breathing again.

Why should this officer receive the RISE Officer award?

She exemplifies what our law enforcement officers do for our communities daily. She saved the life of an innocent child not expecting any awards or praise.