Imagine you're cutting the grass and the mower malfunctions and you find a blade has nearly severed your arm.

Something similar happened to a landscaper near Mosie Road and South Street in Peapack. Thankfully, someone was able to call 9-1-1 and help wasn't far away.

Peapack-Gladstone Detective Nicholas Ortiza answered the call. Detective Ortiza assessed the situation immediately as he exited his vehicle and brought his tactical tourniquet in order to stop the massive bleeding.

Ortiza was able to apply the tourniquet and stop the bleeding, saving both the arm and the man's life. Peapack Gladstone First Aid and Rescue also played a major role in getting the man prepped for the NJ State Police Medivac Helicopter to airlift the man to a nearby hospital.

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Thank you to Detective Ortiza for stepping up, applying his expert training, and keeping calm, cool, and collected to get the job done and give this man a second chance.

NJ schools that made the most calls to police

These are the 30 schools in New Jersey that made the most notifications to police during the 2022-23 school year for reasons including violence, weapons, vandalism, substances and harassment or bullying. The number of arrests made by police at the schools is also provided when applicable. The schools are listed by number of police calls from least to greatest. The data comes from the state Department of Education's annual School Performance Report.

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The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Bill Spadea. Any opinions expressed are Bill's own.

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