Officer Spotlight

life saving commendation

On July 21, 2022 at the Lower Providence Township Board of Supervisors meeting, Corporal Michael Slattery, Officer Devon Auge, EMS personnel, and Edward Lehan were recognized and awarded a life saving commendation by Chief Jackson for their collaborative effort in providing life-saving care to a patient who went into cardiac arrest.

On the morning of March 18, 2022, Lower Providence Township Police Officers were dispatched to the roof of 1001 Adams Avenue for a medical emergency.  While officers were still enroute, police dispatch advised that the patient was unresponsive, and CPR was in progress.  An employee on scene, Edward Lehan, began Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) while others called 911.  Corporal Slattery immediately requested the fire department be dispatched due to the complexity of the patient’s location.  Upon arrival, Corporal Slattery recognized the patient to be unresponsive.  Without delay, Corporal Slattery safely relocated the patient to a dry section of the roof, where he then applied an automated external defibrillator (AED).  Within seconds the AED delivered a shock to the patient and Corporal Slattery began Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).  Edward Lehan assisted officers by assembling a bag valve mask to provide the patient with rescue breaths. Shortly thereafter, Officer Auge arrived on scene and began to assemble a LUCAS life-saving machine, to assist in maintaining chest compressions. An additional shock from the AED was administered and then the LUCAS machine was applied to the patient by both Corporal Slattery and Officer Auge. Corporal Slattery continued to provide the patient with rescue breaths until Emergency Medical Service professionals took over medical care. 

As a result of everyone’s efforts, the patient survived and is on the road to recovery! 

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