As 2023 comes to a close, we reflect on all that has transpired in the world over the past twelve months, both the good and the bad. The world we live in is full of heroes and villains and all too often, the focus is on the villains and the horror and chaos they inflict. Whenever possible, especially at this time of year, we should do our best to focus on the heroes, the good they do and to count the blessings in our lives.
To recognize some of the heroes among us, Arrow Security developed an employee recognition program called the Arrow Angel Award. Our CEO, A.J. Caro, and his team were inspired to create this award after learning that dozens of lives were saved over the past several months by Arrow Security officers on the job, and the list keeps growing.
The Arrow Angel Award was specifically created to honor officers who were directly responsible for saving a life, one of the most heroic of actions. These exemplary officers responded without hesitation when an individual on their watch required immediate lifesaving care. The officers’ training on the administration of Narcan and the use of CPR were integral in saving those lives.
One such heroic officer and Arrow Angel is Site Supervisor Shaquana Risher. Ms. Risher became a Narcan Champion and Lead Supervisor in the Transitional Living Division. Due to her quick response, she saved the life of an unresponsive male resident at her location by administering Narcan and CPR to the client until EMS arrived. The resident was successfully brought back to life, thanks to her incredible efforts. Supervisor Risher is not only dedicated and hardworking, but she is also a hero, and we are grateful to have her on the Arrow team.
We are proud to recognize the exemplary service of all the Arrow officers who have saved lives through their swift and brave actions. We are grateful to have them all as members of our team. So, at this time of year, as you experience the hustle and bustle of the holidays or hear too many stories of dismay, remember that Angels really do walk among us. To see the video of Officer Shaquana Risher telling her story in her own words, click here or the image above.