Earlier this year, Bruce Richardson of Los Gatos saved the life of a man who had collapsed in a parking lot due to cardiac arrest.
For his impressive actions, Richardson received the American Red Cross Certificate of Extraordinary Personal Action in a ceremony in San Jose on May 25.
On Feb. 6, Richardson saw a man collapsing on the parking lot of an auto parts shop in Los Gatos and immediately sprang to action.
The individual in distress was a long-term employee of the shop and was going into cardiac arrest.
Richardson performed CPR on the unresponsive man while his coworker called 911 and assisted the man until the first responders arrived.
Richardson worked as a national ski patrolman for 15 years.
As part of his professional training, he learned CPR and advanced first aid.