Circus Circus Security Officers Credited With Saving Lives

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RENO, NV - Circus Circus Reno is crediting several security officers with saving two lives recently.

According to a news release, Gamar Benton is recognized for his action in saving a man who was choking inside the casino. Using an abdominal thrust, he was able to successfully clear the man’s airway. This type of training is mandatory for all security officers at Circus Circus Reno for such occasions.

In a separate occasion, several security officers helped a guest who appeared to be having convulsions on property. Those security officers are David LeFrance, Kyle Frievalt, Jerome Dunn, Frank Witter, Doug Dehart, Martha Ramirez and Carlos Ceja. When the officers arrived, they did not hear, see or feel the guest breathing. The entire time the guest was unresponsive and not alert.

The security officers administered CPR and used an automated external defibrillator to check the guest’s vitals. REMSA took over the care of the guest and located a pulse before transferring him to St. Mary’s. The casino says the guest is doing fine and has been released from the hospital, with the quick CPR dislodging a blood clot that caused the distress.

In a statement, Circus Circus says:
"We are so grateful to all of our security officers who train constantly for the ultimate fearless act—saving a life. Special thanks to all these officers for their relentless service to others and their quick action that saves lives. We are proud of the team we have at Circus Circus."