The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY)

Sher­iff’s de­part­ment per­son­nel earn life sav­ing awards

- By Sarato­gian staff New York · Saratoga County · Saratoga, NY · Buffalo Bill

BALLSTONSP­A, N.Y. » Saratoga County Sher­iff Michael Zurlo re­cently rec­og­nized three mem­bers of the Com­mu­ni­ca­tion­sDivi­sion with Life Sav­ing Awards for their role in the re­ver­sal of a car­diac ar­rest of a fel­low telecom­mu­ni­ca­tor.

Ad­di­tion­ally, six mem­bers of the di­vi­sion were awarded Cer­tifi­cates of Merit for their roles dur­ing themed­i­cal emer­gency which oc­curred within the 911 cen­ter.

On Septem­ber 17, 2020 a telecom­mu­ni­ca­tor work­ing in the Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Cen­ter suf­fered car­diac ar­rest.

Re­ly­ing upon their train­ing and team­work skills, they ini­ti­ated CPR un­til re­lieved by paramedics of Com­mu­nity EMS.

“The calm­ness demon­strated by th­ese mem­bers dur­ing this event is amaz­ing,” Zurlo said in a press re­lease. “To have an event as tragic as this have hap­pen in a work­ing high vol­ume 911 Cen­ter is a tes­ta­ment to their pro­fes­sion­al­ism and ded­i­ca­tion.”

Desk Sergeant Kurt Haas, Desk Of­fi­cer Thomas Lundquist and Di­rec­tor of Emer­gency Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Steven Gordon each re­ceived a Life Sav­ing Award dur­ing a cer­e­mony on Tues­day at the Saratoga County Sher­iff’s Of­fice.

Cer­tifi­cates of Merit were also pre­sented to Desk Sergeant Leah Kane, Desk Sergeant Ti­mothy John­ston, Desk Of­fi­cer Ge­orge Downs, Desk Of­fi­cer Nik­las Ka­plan, Desk Of­fi­cer Joshua Ot ten and Desk Of­fi­cer Wil­liam Cody Mar­shall.

 ?? PHOTO PRO­VIDED ?? Left to right: Saratoga County Sher­iff’s Of­fice Di­rec­tor of Emer­gency Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Steven Gordon, Desk Of­fi­cer Thomas Lundquist, Michael Melucci, telecom­mu­ni­ca­tor Cheri Melucci, Jake Melucci, Desk Sergeant Kurt Haas and Saratoga County Sher­iff Michael Zurlo gather for an awards cer­e­mony on Tues­day at the Saratoga County Sher­iff’s Of­fice in Ball­ston Spa. Gordon, Lundquist and Haas all re­ceived Life Sav­ing awards for their role in the re­ver­sal of a car­diac ar­rest.
PHOTO PRO­VIDED Left to right: Saratoga County Sher­iff’s Of­fice Di­rec­tor of Emer­gency Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Steven Gordon, Desk Of­fi­cer Thomas Lundquist, Michael Melucci, telecom­mu­ni­ca­tor Cheri Melucci, Jake Melucci, Desk Sergeant Kurt Haas and Saratoga County Sher­iff Michael Zurlo gather for an awards cer­e­mony on Tues­day at the Saratoga County Sher­iff’s Of­fice in Ball­ston Spa. Gordon, Lundquist and Haas all re­ceived Life Sav­ing awards for their role in the re­ver­sal of a car­diac ar­rest.
 ?? PHOTO PRO­VIDED ?? Cer­tifi­cate of Merit re­cip­i­ents Desk Sergeant Leah Kane, Desk Sergeant Ti­mothy John­ston, Desk Of­fi­cer Ge­orge Downs, Desk Of­fi­cer Nik­las Ka­plan, Desk Of­fi­cer Joshua Ot­ten and Desk Of­fi­cer Wil­liam Cody Mar­shall join with the Melucci fam­ily dur­ing an award cer­e­mony on Tues­day at the Saratoga County Sher­iff’s Of­fice in Ball­ston Spa.
PHOTO PRO­VIDED Cer­tifi­cate of Merit re­cip­i­ents Desk Sergeant Leah Kane, Desk Sergeant Ti­mothy John­ston, Desk Of­fi­cer Ge­orge Downs, Desk Of­fi­cer Nik­las Ka­plan, Desk Of­fi­cer Joshua Ot­ten and Desk Of­fi­cer Wil­liam Cody Mar­shall join with the Melucci fam­ily dur­ing an award cer­e­mony on Tues­day at the Saratoga County Sher­iff’s Of­fice in Ball­ston Spa.

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