Retired Las Vegas Police Officer Reunites with Woman He Saved 15 Years Ago

More than 15 years after a Las Vegas police officer made a life-saving decision, he reunited with the veteran he helped save.

“I thank you so much for saving my life,” said veteran Stephanie Winfield.

“I can’t thank you enough for reaching out to me,” said 13 Action News Crime and Safety Expert, retired Las Vegas police Lt. Randy Sutton.

The incident happened in October of 2001 at Embassy Suites on Paradise Road, near Twain Avenue.

At the time, Sutton was a sergeant patrolling the streets. He recalled getting a call about a suicidal woman on a balcony.

“This is one of those moments when the way you talk to someone can either mean life or death,” Sutton said.

Officers arrived on scene. Winfield was holding what appeared to be a real gun.