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Luke Airman saves hit, run victim’s life

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Senior Airman Veron Sparks, 56th Force Support Squadron retirement and separations technician, poses for a photo Dec. 6, 2016 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Sparks used SABC to help a woman who was a victim of a hit-and-run. Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams


Luke Airman saves hit, run victim’s life

On Nov. 30th, an Airman had a choice between being a bystander and letting someone else take care of a situation or responding immediately.

“As I was pulling into the parking lot, I saw a purse with all items out of it and I thought, ‘This doesn’t seem right’,” said Senior Airman Vernon Sparks, 56th Force Support Squadron [Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. “When I went to investigate, I saw a woman laying across the ground. I informed her I was a military member and was just making sure she was okay. ”

The woman told Sparks she believed she was a victim of a hit-and-run, but had she had little memory of what happened.

“I had her wiggle her hands, feet and legs to make sure she had a full range of motion,” Sparks said. She told me she didn’t need medical attention, but I called anyway because you never know what could be wrong. When taking the SABC online training make sure to pay attention, you never know when you’ll have to put the training to use.


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