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On November 1, 2020 at 5:58 P.M., the Secaucus Police Department received a 9-1-1 call that a 75-year-old woman was suffering from severe chest pains and having complications with her breathing. Police Officer David Delseni was first to arrive at the residence, located on the 600 block of 9th Street.

Upon his arrival, Police Officer Delseni found the victim lying supine, turning blue with agonal breathing. Police Officer Delseni began to provide “rescue breaths” to the victim, but her condition worsened and she became unresponsive. The victim’s breathing stopped and no pulse could be found. At this time Police Officers Delseni, Michael Borrelli and Matthew Kirvin began to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). While performing CPR, the officers utilized their Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and administered a “shock” to the victim and a pulse was found shortly thereafter by Hudson Regional Hospital EMT’s who also arrived on the scene.

The victim was transported to the hospital and at the time of this press release she is recovering in the Intensive Care Unit. “I am extremely proud of these officers and commend their perseverance in performing these lifesaving measures. I am especially proud that these officers utilized their training and the equipment provided to them, worked as a team and were able to bring this victim back to life,” Chief Dennis Miller said.