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West York officers lauded for saving man's life with CPR, AED

Updated: Tuesday, January 14 2014, 10:01 PM CST
Posted by: Lauren Gross

WEST YORK -- Two police officers are credited with quick thinking that saved a man's life.

Sgt. Bradley Thomas and Patrolman Michael Mendez were on duty on Jan. 8 when they were dispatched to the Vikings Athletic Association, 318 N. Adams St., for a report of an 56-year-old employee who had suffered from cardiac arrest.

The officers arrived within two minutes of being dispatched and found the West York man not breathing and without a pulse. 

Thomas and Mendez assesseded the man and immediately began to perform CPR and then used a portable defibrillator that's owned by the social club until medics arrived.
The officers continued to pefrom CPR and four cardiac shocks using an automated external defibrillator (AED) until the man began to breathe, and the officers detected a pulse.

Arriving medics took over treating the man and transported him to York Hospital. As of Monday, he remained at an area hospital with his condition improving.

Each West York Borough Police patrol car is equipped with a defibrillator which officers are trained and certified yearly on how to use them.
West York officers lauded for saving man's life with CPR, AED


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