BLACKWOOD, NJ— Three Camden County College campus public safety officers were honored by the college's board of trustees for saving lives. Two are officers at Camden County College’s Camden Technology Center.

The three were recognized during the Camden County College Board of Trustees meeting on Feb. 5 in Blackwood.
 
Officer Dawn Pasquale responded to an unconscious individual on Feb. 5, 2018, at Camden County College’s Camden Technology Center. She determined the individual was suffering from a lethal amount of an opioid drug and administered Narcan, applied sternum rubs and succeeded in reviving the individual. She also arranged for their transportation to a medical facility for further evaluation and treatment.

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Officer Kimberly Snyder responded to report of an individual that had collapsed at Broadway and Cooper Street on Nov. 6, and was able to determine that the individual was experiencing the effects of an opioid overdose. Officer Snyder revived the individual by administering Narcan, and remained with the individual until EMS personnel arrived.

Sgt. Ryan Taggart was in the Community Center on the Blackwood Campus on Oct. 30, 2018, when he was informed that an individual was choking in the cafeteria. He administered back blows before performing abdominal thrusts on the choking victim. He was successful in dislodging the object from the individual’s airway, allowing the victim to resume normal breathing.

“The actions you all took undoubtedly saved lives, and you are to be commended for your service to our college community,” said Donald Borden, President of Camden County College, in a statement. “The level of professionalism and ability you demonstrated on the job resulted in positive outcomes for each of the individuals you saved.”
 
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