Life Saving Awards

Sergeant Thomas Appell, Patrolman David Methner, Patrolman Christopher Williams, Patrolman Rodney Tillery

On March 31, 2019, Sergeant Thomas Appell, Patrolman David Methner, Patrolman Christopher Williams, and Patrolman Rodney Tillery responded to 87A Taylor Avenue for an unresponsive male. The arriving officers located the male laying on the floor not breathing and without a pulse. 

The officers worked as a team and immediately began emergency lifesaving measures including CPR. The officers utilized the AED to deliver one shock to the male prior to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Paramedics arriving on the scene. The patient’s care was then transferred to the paramedics, and a pulse was eventually regained. The patient was then transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital where his condition was stabilized.

For their rapid response, sound use of training and equipment, and dedication to duty, which resulted in saving a life, the Department of Public Safety is proud to present Sergeant Thomas Appell, Patrolman David Methner, Patrolman Christopher Williams, and Patrolman Rodney Tillery with this Life Saving Award.

Patrolman John Hoernlein, Patrolman Michael McGlynn Jr., Patrolman Michael Manning

On November 13, 2019, Patrolman John Hoernlein, Patrolman Michael McGlynn Jr., and Patrolman Michael Manning responded to 15 Yorktown Road for an unresponsive male. Patrolman Hoernlein arrived on scene and assessed the unresponsive male, finding neither respiration nor a pulse rate. 

Patrolman Hoernlein immediately began emergency lifesaving procedures including CPR.  Patrolman McGlynn and Patrolman Manning quickly arrived on scene and assisted with activating the AED.  The officers utilized the AED to deliver a shock to the lifeless male prior to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Paramedics arriving on the scene. The patient’s care was later transferred to the paramedics, and a pulse was eventually regained. The patient was transported to the hospital where his condition stabilized.

For their rapid response, sound use of training and equipment, and dedication to duty, which resulted in saving a life, the Department of Public Safety is proud to present Patrolman John Hoernlein, Patrolman Michael McGlynn Jr., and Patrolman Michael Manning with this Life Saving Award. 

Patrolman Maria Herrera, Patrolman Rodney Tillery, Patrolman Nicholas Mauro, Patrolman John Glinka

On November 15, 2019, patrol units responded to 36 Mitchell Avenue for the report of an unresponsive male. Dispatch advised the responding units that the 60-year-old victim was lying on the ground unconscious, not breathing, and his face was turning blue. Dispatch also notified the responding units that all EMS and Paramedic units were currently on calls and that mutual aid EMS was approximately fifteen minutes away. 

Patrolman Tillery, Patrolman Mauro, Patrolman Herrera, and Patrolman Glinka arrived on scene and immediately began life saving measures including CPR, while also assisting with comforting the family members that were present. The officers attached an AED to the patient, which was used to deliver two shocks. Upon their arrival, Robert Wood Johnson EMS and Paramedics took over to continue treatment and evaluation. The patient’s pulse and heartbeat were established, and he was transported to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital for further treatment. 

For their rapid response, sound use of training and equipment, and dedication to duty, which resulted in saving a life, the Department of Public Safety is proud to present Patrolman Maria Herrera, Patrolman Rodney Tillery, Patrolman Nicholas Mauro, and Patrolman John Glinka with this Life Saving Award.

Patrolman Christian Longhitano, Patrolman Brian Woodruff

On July 27, 2020 at 15:44 hours, police responded to 49 Peach Orchard Drive on a report of an unresponsive male in the swimming pool. Patrolman Christian Longhitano and Patrolman Brian Woodruff were the first officers to arrive on scene.  

The victim had apparently just dove into the pool and suffered a medical episode while underwater. The victim's wife, Janet Seidman, had observed her husband on the bottom of the deep end of the pool. She had quickly entered the pool and dragged him to the shallow end, while directing a friend to call 9-1-1.  Patrolman Longhitano and Patrolman Woodruff removed the victim from the pool and immediately began life saving measures until the arrival of the Robert Wood Johnson Paramedics.  The victim was then transported to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital where he regained consciousness.

For their rapid response, determination, and quick thinking, which resulted in saving a life, the Department of Public Safety is proud to present Janet Seidman with a Civilian Service Award.  The Department of Public Safety is also proud to present Patrolman Christian Longhitano and Patrolman Brian Woodruff with a Life Saving Award.