David Glatthorn Receives Distinquished Service Award
David Glatthorn was recently honored by The Traffic Safety Council of the Palm Beaches at a luncheon recognizing him among many law enforcement officers as a Distinquished Service recipient.
Mr Glatthorn had underwritten the distribution of 10,000 "Baby in Back" bracelets to hospitals,day care centers and pre-schools to help prevent the tragic consequences of leaving children in cars, often unwittingly.
Most people think they would never forget their slumbering babies in the back seat. The reality is that unintentional acts of inattention cut across all social and economic lines. Dentists, doctors, police officers, school bus drivers have all suffered the unimaginable guilt from forgetting the presence of young children in locked vehicles.
Children reach a critical level of hyperthermia five times faster than adults.
This was brought home recently when ,in unrelated cases on the same day, one child died and one child suffered a seizure in Indianapolis on July 7.
"If one child is saved , the effort is worth it," Mr Glatthorn said. "We all lead busy lifes, but we must take the care to protect our most precious resources."
For more information, see the video "Children and Heat Stroke"