FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JANUARY 7, 2015
On Tuesday evening, January 6, 2015, two Bethlehem Police Officers, along with City Firefighters, City Paramedics and Sands Security and staff members were presented with “The Heart Saver Hero Awards” at a Sands Casino Conference Room.
On October 4, 2014, the Officers along with Sands Personnel responded to the Casino to a cardiac arrest. The male suffered a full cardiac arrest. Emergency medical treatment was immediately started by all and the male was successfully resuscitated. The quick response and proficient resuscitation efforts awarded this male a second chance on life.
The elderly gentleman, who traveled here from out of town, thanked all the emergency service workers for saving his life. We wish him well and many happy years.
I would like to personally thank Officer Brian Phelps and Officer Wilfredo Cruz, the City Firefighters, City Paramedics and Sands Personnel for there quick response and actions that saved a human life. The primary job of a public safety officer, be it police, fire, EMS, or other, is the preservation of human life. All of you have lived up to that job thru your actions on October 4, 2014.
Thank you for a great job and service to the Community.
Mark A. DiLuzio
Chief of Police