Manchester, NJ cops revive tow truck driver responding to crash
Every Friday we discuss the job the cops have in front of them when they put on the uniform and head out for their shift. From traffic stops to domestic violence calls to car accidents and everything in between, there is nothing routine about the job of a law enforcement officer.
Today's #BlueFriday honorees are from the Manchester Township Police Department in Ocean County, NJ. Patrolman Michael Steffen, Patrolman Kyle Rickvalsky, Patrolman Brendan Brush, and Patrolman Julian Meaney responded to a call about an accident on Route 571 with injuries. Both drivers had sustained minor injuries and a tow truck was called to remove the disabled vehicles from the roadway.
Upon arrival, the tow truck driver collapsed on the roadway. Not missing a beat the officers rushed in, administered CPR, and used an AED to bring the unconscious man back from the brink of death. Thanks to the quick action, excellent training, and dedication to duty, these offers helped a man who may have otherwise taken his last breath far too soon.
We appreciate all of the New Jersey law enforcement officers who stay calm under pressure, deploy their training to save lives, and put their own health and safety at risk in order to help complete strangers. That's how you define a hero.
Here's a look at the Facebook post from the Manchester Police telling the full story:
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