Redlands, Cpl. Breanna Herrera was honored Wednesday.
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A California police officer was honored Wednesday for saving two young children who were locked in a car in a mall parking lot.
Redlands, Cpl. Breanna Herrera responded to a call at the Mountain Grove shopping center on Saturday, and when she arrived, she found a 2-year-old and a 3-week-old in the car, police said. The mother, who, as Danielle Marie Sulprizo, told Herrera the keys were locked in the car and she was waiting on a family member to give her a spare key and do not want to break a window.
Sulprizo claimed that the children had not locked in the car for very long, according to KTLA. However, witnesses disputed Sulprizo statement, told the officer of the children was in the car in about 15 minutes, while the temperatures were pushing 100 degrees.
Herrera broke the window out of fear for the safety of children. They rendered medical aid for the 2-year-old, while the emergency services were on their way. The temperature inside the car reaches 138 degrees, KTLA reported.
Sulprizo, 26, was on Sunday arrested on suspicion of child endangering. It is unclear whether San Bernardino County prosecutors declaration in the case, according to KTLA.
Danielle Sulprizo was arrested on suspicion of child endangering.
(Redlands police department)
It is not the first time Herrera had been honored by the X Police Department.
She was praised for saving the life of someone who is not breathed in 2015 an incident. They also earned a “life-saving medal for the rescue of a 5-year-old boy who nearly drowned, Patch.com reported.
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