LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Three employees of Brookside Family Restaurant, and a Lower Pottsgrove police officer (at top, and below), have been presented with life-saving commendations by township Police Chief Michael Foltz (at right) for their fast actions during an Oct. 14 (2017) incident inside the North Charlotte Street business.
A restaurant patron was found unresponsive inside a bathroom there, as a result of what was later determined to be an opioid overdose. The subject was in severe respiratory distress, and then went into cardiac arrest. Employees Carol Keesey and Benedicto Salazar-Interiano performed cardio-pulomnary resuscitation (CPR) on the man, while fellow employee Tiffany Buckner called 9-1-1 and stayed in touch with Montgomery County’s emergency operations center, Foltz said.
Police Ofc. James McCue arrived on the scene within minutes, recognized the overdose, and administered the medication naloxone while he continued CPR. All four were “working as a team” until emergency medical services arrived, according to the chief.
“The selfless and quick actions of these individuals is not only commendable, but subsequently saved the individual’s life,” Foltz said. “Without their immediate and skilled intervention the individual would not have survived.”
Foltz’s presentation came during the township Board of Commissioners’ Dec. 21 meeting.
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- New Township Police Employee Fills Hybrid Role
- Township To Buy Sanatoga Land For ‘Campus’
- Family’s Memorial Gift Secures Officers’ Safety
- Next-Year Budget Approval On Township Agenda
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