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Brooklawn Patrolman John Stires and Mt. Ephraim Police Sgt. Brandon Seifert Receive Awards



Brooklawn Police John Stires, left and Mount Ephraim Police Sergeant Brandon Seifert (photo provided)


BROOKLAWN NJ May 18,2015 [] -- At this month's Brooklawn Borough Council meeting, Brooklawn Police Officer John Stires and Mount Ephraim Police Sergeant Brandon Seifert were awarded a life saving medal by Councilman Mike Mevoli for their actions at an incident that happened in March at the Metro Diner, Route 130 and Browning Road.


On 03-15-2015 at approximately 5:12 PM, Brooklawn Police Officers were dispatched to the Metro Diner for a report of an unconscious female. The first arriving officer quickly determined that the female was unresponsive and was unable to detect a pulse. The officer radioed for additional support, an expedited response from Emergency Medical Services, and initiated cardio pulmonary resuscitation(CPR) efforts. Brooklawn Police Officers were quickly assisted by officers from the Mount Ephraim Police Department after hearing the call for help. Shortly after CPR was initiated an automated external defibrillator was utilized, at which time a shock was given. CPR was continued until the arrival of Brooklawn Emergency Medical Services and Virtua Paramedics where the patient was turned over to their care with a strong pulse.

The patient was later transported to Our Lady of Lourdes hospital for
further medical treatment.

The quick response by officers and their ability to work together
validated their training and saved the life of female. Furthermore this
proved the effectiveness of CPR and early defibrillation. According to
the American Heart Association effective bystander CPR provided
immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s
chance of survival.