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Upper Allen Twp., Cumberland County, Pa. — Two Upper Allen Township Police Officers were recognized recently for their part in saving a woman’s life. On December 12, 2015 Officer Thomas Dombroski and Peter O’Connor responded to a 911 call for a cardiac arrest.

The officers were the first on the scene and immediately began CPR and AED response to the patient. They continued their life saving methods until relieved by Holy Spirit EMS. The patient was resuscitated on the scene and was later discharged from the hospital with no neurological deficit and is continuing to live her life as she had prior to this event. These Officer’s as well as the EMS staff on duty that day are all credited with saving this patients life. Duane Nieves, EMT-P the Director of Field Operations & Chief of Holy Spirit EMS wrote in his letter to these Officers “Were it not for your urgency in responding and providing competent, compassionate care, this patient may never have had the chance of survival”.

Officer Dombroski and Officer O’Connor will be receiving the Upper Allen Township Police Department Life Saving Commendations at the Police Department’s end of the year dinner.

On Thursday May 19, 2016 at the Upper Allen Township Board of Commissioners meeting, Dombroski and O’Connor were recognized by Holy Spirit EMS – Geisinger.