MADISON, NJ-  The heroic efforts of the MPD saved a life in a residents' home on August 29. 

Madison police officers were dispatched after a 9-1-1 for an unconscious male. The patient’s family reported that their family member had collapsed while walking in the residence.

Corporal Vincent Dellavalle, Patrolmen Matthew Mirabella and Joseph DiRocco responded and observed the patient, a 79 year old male, was lying on the floor in cardiac arrest.

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Officers 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.

The Madison Fire Department, Madison Ambulance, and Atlantic Health Paramedics arrived on scene to join in the lifesaving efforts.

The patient was ultimately transported to Morristown Medical Center where he was in coma for several days. Currently, the patient is now out of a coma and ready for release to return home.