Officers praised for saving life of elderly gentleman in Warrington
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Three officers in Warrington have been highly praised for helping to save the life of an elderly gentleman.
Police Community Support Officers (PCSO) Jack Wilkinson and Callum Moore were driving past Padgate Tennis and Bowling Club, shortly after 7pm on Sunday 27 June, when they spotted something was ‘going on’.
The pair diverted from their patrol route to see what was happening.
When they arrived at the scene they saw an elderly gentleman being give first aid by members of the bowling club.
The officers identified he was having a cardiac arrest and could see the 81-year-old was turning blue.
An urgent request for ambulance to attend was made via the police radio and each officer took it in turns to commence CPR.
They gave the operator clear and concise updates, told them the exact location and the best access routes which allowed other officers on patrol to come and assist them.
One of those officers was PC Jack Louis Brennan.
Using his own initiative, he drove from Warrington on blue lights to the nearest defibrillator point at the University of Chester. He grabbed the machine and raced back to the scene.
Jack and Callum continued to take turns doing CPR under the instructions of the defibrillator machine until ambulance arrived.
The gentleman was monitored by paramedics before being taken to hospital for treatment where he remains in a stable condition.
Chief Inspector Neil Drum, at Warrington Local Policing Unit, said: “As police officers every day is unpredictable and you never know what you might be called to or come across while on duty.
“These three officers were incredibly quick, they immediately sprang into action to save this man’s life.
“They trusted their instincts when they knew something wasn’t quite right and used their local knowledge of where the defibrillator machines were, which certainly helped to give him the chance of life that he now has.
“Their actions are highly commendable. They should be extremely proud of what they did as I know their colleagues, and the force are proud of them.”