From the Pleasanton Police Department:
On behalf of the members of the Pleasanton Police Department and the entire Pleasanton community, Chief Dave Spiller this morning formally commended these police employees for their life-saving performances on the evening of January 19, 2013.
At 8:57 p.m. Police Dispatcher Teri Stewart received a 9-1-1 call from a woman reporting her 53-year-old friend was suffering from a possible heart attack and she was attempting to perform CPR.
Dispatcher Brandy Medeiros immediately dispatched Officer Lisa Cavellini, Officer Jeff Grave and Sergeant Joseph Leonardo to the location. Within two minutes of the call, the officers were on scene and assessing the victim. Officer Cavellini immediately began CPR, while Officer Grave deployed an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and Sergeant Leonardo performed rescue breathing.
Within a short time the AED provided a shock, which was effective in restarting the male’s heart. By the time he was transported to the hospital via ambulance he was coherent and talking. Two days later the man was released from the hospital with no residual effects or complications. Doctors determined
he suffered a massive heart attack and had it not been for orchestrated efforts of public safety personnel, he would have had less than a ten percent chance of survival.
Every patrol vehicle in the PPD fleet is equipped with an AED and all officers receive regular training in CPR and advanced first aid. The Pleasanton Police Department encourages everyone to learn CPR.