MADISON, NJ - On November 25, 2015 at 1:44 pm, Madison Police Officers were dispatched to a Main Street business for an unresponsive male. The patient’s family reported that their family member had co llapsed while exiting his vehicle in the business’ parking lot.
Corporal Vincent Dellavalle, Patrolmen Kevin Marhefka, Joseph DiRocco, and Special Officer Adam Riley responded and observed the patient, a 71 year old male, was lying on the ground unresponsive.
Madison Firefighters Brian Tappen and Thomas Boylan arrived on scene. All personnel present quickly evaluated the patient and noticed the patient was not breathing and he did not have a pulse. They quickly began lifesaving efforts and started CPR.
After continuing CPR, the officers applied the AED and administered a shock and a pulse was regained on the patient.
Madison Ambulance arrived on scene to join in the lifesaving efforts.
The patient was ultimately transported to Morristo wn Medical Center where he is recovering.
Madison Police Chief Darren Dachisen said, "he is proud of his officers for their quick action that resulted in saving a life. For two of the officers, Cpl. Dellavalle and Ptl. DiRocco, this will be their second life saving call in a matter of months."
The Chief also sited proper training and the life saving Automatic External Defibrillators which his officers carry.