Several deputes from the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office were sworn in or promoted up the ranks at Fresno Veterans Memorial Thursday morning.
Some were honored for their heroic efforts while wearing the badge.
Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Pulkownik was awarded the Life Savings Award for saving a 9-year-old boy’s life during a terrifying rollover crash in July 2018.
The young boys father, Richard Sanchez can still remember the day that Pulkownik saved his son’s life.
“I panicked. Seeing your son pinned down in a car like that,the first thing you want to do is get him out,” Sanchez said.
His son, Richard Sanchez Jr. was pinned under the car as the deputy and other keeping the family calm and trying to free the young boy.
The family and Pulkownik meeting once again.
“This represents all of us together. All of us coming together with the same cause to save a little boy,” Pulkownik said.
For one father, it’s the appreciation and gratitude for another human being, who saved his son’s life.
” I’ll never forget that man, never forget that man,” Sanchez said.