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Chatham Borough Police Mahoney, Permison Receive Recognition for Life-Saving Efforts

Sgt. Mahoney salutes Chief Philip Crosson in receiving his award for saving a life Credits: TAP Chatham
Patrolman Michael Permison receives award from Lieutenant Brian Gibbons and Police Chief Phil Crosson Credits: TAP Chatham
Patrolman Michael Permison salutes Police Chief Phil Crosson while receiving his award Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham's finest: Sergeant Michael Mahoney and patrolman Michael Permison with their awards Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham Borough Police Chief Philip J. Crosson Credits: TAP Chatham

CHATHAM, NJ - Sergeant Michael Mahoney and patrolman Michael Permison of the Chatham Borough Police Department received recognition for saving a life during the regular meeting of the Borough of Chatham Council on Monday night.

Mahoney and Permison each received a "Medical Assistance Award" and a standing ovation from the council and residents for their quick response to a medical emergency.

On April 26, 2015, Mahoney and Permison responded to a call in which a 31-year-old male was found unconscious on the bathroom floor. CPR instructions were being given over the phone to the mother of the victim. When the police arrived, there were no signs of life or a pulse.

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According to the account, Mahoney took over giving chest compressions while Permison assisted with the defibrillator. Mahoney continued CPR while waiting for instructions from the defibrillator, which warned "no shock advised."

At that time, the victim began to show signs of life, woke up and started to breathe on his own. 

"Whereas, the Chatham Borough Police Department received a letter from the Chatham Emergency Squad Operations Lieutenant Joe Korkuch, formally recognizing Sergeant Mahoney and Patrolman Permison for their efforts in which directly resulted in the saving the victim's life," said the resolution, read into the record by council member James Collander.

The Chatham Borough Police Department, after "a full review of all reports," recommenced that Mahoney and Permison receive the Medical Assistance Award, which was presented by Chief Philip J. Crosson and Lieutenant Brian Gibbons at the meeting.



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