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Santa Rosa Police Department
Monday August 29th, 2022 :: 01:16 p.m. PDT


Santa Rosa Police Officer Irfaan Jaleel Acts Quickly and Saves the Life of a Child

This weekend we honored the great work of one of our officers. Officer Irfaan Jaleel was given a commendation for his life-saving efforts associated with a 6-year-old that almost drowned…

On Saturday, August 20, 2022, the Santa Rosa Police Department received a call regarding a 6-year-old not breathing. The child was playing in a neighborhood pool, and she was with a family member. Her family was very attentive watching the child jump into the pool numerous times. But, within a matter of moments, the family member noticed she wasn’t coming back to the top of the water. The child was quickly pulled out of the pool, 9-1-1 was called, and CPR was initiated.
Santa Rosa Police Department Officer Irfaan Jaleel was in the area of the call and immediately responded. Officer Jaleel arrived within approximately one minute of the call coming to SRPD. Officer Jaleel noticed the child was next to the pool and there were people around her. Officer Jaleel immediately started life-saving measures and began performing CPR on the child. Officer Jaleel did CPR for approximately three minutes before the child started crying. When EMS arrived at the scene, they took over medical aid and transported the child to a local hospital. The 6-year-old is doing well and is expected to have a full recovery.
Officer Jaleel was hired by SRPD in July 2021, graduated from the police academy in December 2021, and finished the field training program to become a solo officer in May 2022. Officer Jaleel’s quick thinking to jump a call he wasn’t assigned to and use his first aid training saved the life of a child.
We are proud to have Officer Jaleel as part of the Santa Rosa Police Department family, and we are grateful he was in the right place at the perfect time. Fantastic work Officer Jaleel!

Santa Rosa Police Department
965 Sonoma Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

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Non-emergencies: 707-543-3600

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