In a time of crisis, heroes rise to the occasion. That was exactly what happened on January 24, 2023 at 4:45 P.M. in Secaucus. The Secaucus Police Department received a call of an unresponsive male who was not breathing and they knew they needed to act fast.
When Lieutenant Christopher Rinaldi arrived on the scene, he immediately found the 76-year-old victim to be unresponsive and without a pulse. Instead of succumbing to despair and helplessness, Rinaldi sprang into action, starting Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) with determined determination and unwavering resolve.
Then, Officers Mikhail Kowlessar and Kasey Kelly arrived and joined the effort, working together to save this individual’s life. The officers utilized their training and the equipment provided to them, including the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to administer one “shock” to the victim. The teamwork paid off, and a pulse was soon found by the Hudson Regional Hospital EMTs who had also arrived on the scene.
The victim was rushed to the hospital and as of the time of this press release, he is in stable condition, recovering in the Intensive Care Unit. This is a true testament to the power of courage, teamwork, and the impact of proper training.
Chief Dennis Miller rightly expressed his pride in these officers, commending their bravery and determination. These officers have shown that in the face of adversity, they will always rise to the challenge, using their skills and expertise to save lives.
This is what makes them heroes, and this is what will always set them apart from the rest. The Secaucus Police Department’s actions on that fateful day should serve as an inspiration to us all, a reminder of the bravery, kindness, and compassion that exists within us all.