Today, Thursday, July 31, 2014, Commissioner’s Commendations were awarded to District B-2 Officers Andrew Blake and Frederick Rice: On June 19, 2014, Officers Blake and Rice were performing a construction detail in the area of Parker and Smith Streets when they were notified that member of the construction crew was experiencing a medical trauma and had collapsed. The officers immediately responded to the construction worker and requested EMS. The worker’s condition began to rapidly worsen to the point that officers could not detect a pulse. At this time, Officers Blake and Rice began chest compressions. Following several compressions, a pulse was detected. The officers were able to keep the victim’s pulse going until EMS and Boston Fire arrived and took over treatment. For their quick response and life-saving efforts, we thank Officers Blake and Rice.