APD Officers Help Save a Traveler’s Life at the Sunport

Friday’s Heroes: Officer Corey Ryan and Officer Tyler Marney


Albuquerque, NM– Today, Mayor Richard J. Berry recognized Albuquerque Police Department (APD) Officer Corey Ryan and Officer Tyler Marney for helping to save a man’s life at the Albuquerque International Sunport.


In early December restaurant employees at the Sunport called 911 reporting there was a man who was having a heart attack. The man, Ryan Johnson, 32, was traveling from his home in California to Albuquerque for work. As Officers Ryan and at the time recruit Officer Marney rushed to Johnson’s aid, an off duty nurse started preforming CPR on him. When the Albuquerque Police Officers got to Johnson, he did not have a pulse. They used an automatic defibrillator on him and took over CPR efforts. Because of their actions, Mr. Johnson regained a weak pulse. Paramedics arrived and Johnson was rushed to a local hospital.


Due to the nurses and officer’s efforts, Ryan Johnson is now recuperating at his home in California and is expected to make a full recovery. Doctors said without the quick actions of everyone involved, it was very likely Mr. Johnson would have died.


This is not the first act of sincere compassion for these two officers. On November 27, 2016, Debra Torres and her husband were headed south on I-25 when their truck died. The truck did not have any hazard lights for them to flash because the electrical system in the car was out. Torres and her husband were stuck waiting in their vehicle for a tow truck that wouldn’t be arriving for over an hour. While waiting, they were approached by Officer Ryan and Officer Marney. The officers asked if there was anything that they could do to help Torres. Torres declined their offer but was grateful for their concern and diligence. Torres stated their simple act of compassion, helped renew her faith in police.


It is for these reasons that Officer Corey Ryan and Officer Tyler Marney were recognized as this week’s City of Albuquerque Friday’s Heroes.

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