Photos Courtesy Secaucus Police Dept.

Two police officers from Secaucus are credited with saving the life of a man on May 12, 2024 at 8:49 P.M.   According to Police Chief Dennis Miller, the Secaucus Police Department responded to Harmon Cove Towers on a report of an unresponsive male, who was not breathing.  Upon arrival, Police Officer Michael Borrelli immediately began Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation.  

While performing CPR, Police Officer Austin C. Hawxhurst readied his Automated External Defibrillator and one “shock” was delivered to the victim.  Officers Borrelli and Hawxhurst continued to administer CPR until the arrival Hudson Regional Hospital EMT’s.  After delivering a second “shock” to the victim, Secaucus Police Officers and Hudson Regional Hospital EMT’s continued CPR.  A pulse was found and the victim ultimately regained consciousness.  

The victim was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center by Hudson Regional Hospital EMT’s and Jersey City Medical Center Paramedics.  As of 1 o’clock this afternoon, the victim remained in stable condition in the hospital. 

Chief Miller stated, “I am extremely proud of these officers and I commend their collaboration in performing these lifesaving measures and bringing this victim back to life.  I also want to praise Hudson Regional Hospital EMS and Jersey City Medical Center’s Paramedics for their ongoing commitment to the safety of the residents of the Town of Secaucus.” 


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