Two Granite Police Officers were honored November 14 during the Granite Board of Education meeting with Distinguished Service Awards for their heroic actions, which saved the life of a 15-year-old Granite student in September.
On September 19, 2023, a 15-year-old Granger High student was struck by a vehicle on a street near the school. Officer Brandon White, Granger High School Resource Officer, was patrolling the area when he came upon the accident shortly after it occurred. After quickly assessing the victim’s condition and finding the victim was not breathing and did not have a pulse, Officer White immediately began providing life saving CPR. Officer Garrett Penrose, canine patrol officer, was near Granger High when the accident occurred and also responded to the accident scene and assisted in life saving CPR.
Officer White and Officer Penrose took turns providing CPR to the victim for over eight minutes until paramedics arrived on scene.
During the meeting night, Chief Randy Porter said he was honored to present these awards to his officers. “ The actions taken by Officer Brandon White and Officer Garrett Penrose saved this young person’s life,” Chief Porter stated.
Chief Porter also said he has spoken with the student’s mother and she reported that he is still at home recovering from his injuries, and is anxious to get back to school.
Officer White is a 24 year police veteran and is currently in his 4th year working for Granite Police Department. Officer Penrose was hired after graduating from the police academy and is in his 3rd year with Granite Police Department.