WESTFIELD, NJ – Police Chief David Wayman praised four Westfield officers this week for their quick response and the life-saving aid that they provided to a local man in his 70s who suffered cardiac arrest at his home late last month. 

Wayman commended Officers Joseph Habeiche, Paul Ferry, Tiffany Kenny and Ryan Weiss “for a job well done” when they responded to an emergency call that came into the department on Sept. 27.

At 5:09 p.m., the department received a call alerting them to an “unresponsive party” who was possibly not breathing, according to Wayman. The police and rescue squad were dispatched to the emergency.

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“Officers arrived on scene at 5:13, and CPR began at 5:14,” Wayman said.

The Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad arrived at the victim’s home at 5:18, and CPR continued until the victim was transported to the hospital.

“We get a lot of calls for medical assistance,” Wayman said. “This is the reason we constantly train our officers to provide proper aid and assistance in a professional manner so a successful outcome as this can occur.”