Miami-Dade Police Officer Alex Rizo aided an unsuccessful attempt to save a mentally challenged male from drowning on May 12 when he responded to an emergency at a lake off SW 133rd Terrace. Arriving at the scene, Rizo immediately grabbed his scuba mask to dive into the water and help Fire-Rescue locate the victim and bring him to shore. Commended for his quick reaction, Rizo was named May Officer of the Month in Kendall District by Citizens Advisory Committee chair Barry White (left) and Maj. Christopher Carothers, district commander.
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