At tonight’s City Council meeting, Council President Sabina Matos (Ward 15) and Senior Deputy Majority Leader Nicholas J. Narducci Jr. (Ward 4) will introduce a resolution recognizing Officer Jose Deschamps of the Providence Police Department.
On August 13, Officer Jose Deschamps was responding to a motor vehicle incident at the intersection of Narragansett Avenue and New York Avenue. After arriving on the scene, Officer Deschamps was approached by a man seeking assistance with an unresponsive child and provided lifesaving CPR, which helped stabilize the 8-month-old boy.
“As a parent, I can only imagine the distress that family was feeling at that moment,” stated City Council President Sabina Matos. “Officer Deschamps acted swiftly and bravely and gave this 8-month old child a second chance at life.”
In addition to the resolution honoring Officer Deschamps, the City Council will be awarding him the Council’s Municipal Medal for Deeds of Bravery for his exemplary conduct in the line of duty. The ceremony will take place before the next City Council meeting.
Senior Deputy Majority Leader Nicholas J. Narducci Jr. shared, “Our City has one of the best Police Departments in the nation, and this is just another example of the exemplary work that our officers do every day. What Officer Deschamps did for that family is beyond words. He saved their child’s life. As a father and grandfather, I know how grateful the family must be, and we are also grateful. I hope that this recognition will serve as a reminder of how important and vital our men and women of the Providence Police Department are to the fabric of our City.”