One of the most basic human needs is to feel safe. Allied Universal® security professionals help people, businesses and communities meet that need every day.
Read about our heroes who are commended for their courage, outstanding achievements and noble qualities
While on duty at a client site in Evansville, Indiana, Allied Universal Account Manager Sam responded to a radio call that a fellow employee was "down." Immediately responding to the scene, Sam found his coworker and called 911 to request emergency medical services (EMS).
Security Professional Aaron Salter, Jr. made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting shoppers at Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, New York. When a gunman wearing tactical gear armed with an assault rifle entered the grocery store, Security Professional Aaron confronted the attacker firing multiple shots, one which struck the 18-year-old attacker’s body armor. Security Professional Aaron was tragically killed by the return fire when he was trying to protect others. His acts were able to slow down the assault and gave time for others to move to safety. Security Professional Aaron died a hero trying to stop the shooter and protecting the community.
Security Professional Alex was presented with an “On the Spot Performance Award” in recognition of his outstanding work at a client site in New Jersey. More specifically, Security Professional Alex helped prevent several unauthorized individuals from entering the facility after another site reported attempts to access the site with unauthorized IDs. Security Professional Alex assisted in confiscating 39 fake IDs and helped institute a new process for ensuring only authorized individuals gain access to the property.
Security Professional Denise went to the lobby to cover for her coworker who was about to go on a break. Upon arrival, she found her coworker choking and turning blue. Security Professional Denise immediately put her first-aid training to use by performing the Heimlich maneuver to dislodge the obstruction. The victim soon began breathing normally and recovered. Security Professional Denise’s swift response prevented what could have been a more serious incident.
Security Professional Matthew encountered an unconscious adult male while patrolling a client site in Oregon. Security Professional Matthew immediately jumped into action and assessed the victim’s vital signs. He was unable to locate a pulse and determined the victim was not breathing. Shortly after, he began chest compressions for several minutes and utilized an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) prior to the arrival of Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Once the EMS arrived Security Professional Matthew assisted them with continuing chest compressions and holding a seal around the patient’s mouth as the EMS pumped air into his lungs.