Detectives Shawn Casaus and Andrew Wickline are officers with the Albuquerque Police Department and are assigned to the Criminal Nusiance Abatement Unit.
At 12:35 p.m. on March 31, Detectives Casaus and Wickline responded to a welfare check on Constitution NE because a 78 year old woman who lived at the residence did not show up to her morning doctor's appointment. Family members also reported that she not been seen for 24 hours.
Upon entering the housing unit, the detectives found Walker lying face down in her apartment. She was blue, unconscious and was not breathing. The detectives began first aid and CPR until Albuquerque Firefighters arrived. Walker was taken to the hospital and is expected to make a recovery.
AFD paramedics said they believe the officers' quick response saved the woman's life.
"These detectives are fine examples of what city employees do every day for our citizens," Mayor Berry said. "Had they not gone the extra mile, it's likely that the elderly woman would not be with us today."