N.Y.P.D. Midtown North Precinct 5 Police Officers recognized for saving life of tourist

January 5, 2015 From NYPD Facebook page:

NYPD cops saved Scottish tourist who became unconscious and unresponsive while inside a taxi cab in Midtown Manhattan on Saturday morning. Officers assigned to the NYPD Barrier detail were in the process of collecting barriers that had been used during the Times Square New Year’s celebration, and were alerted by the driver of a taxi cab that his passenger was unconscious and not breathing.

Upon approaching, officers discovered the male unconscious and unresponsive with labored breathing and pale skin. The officers quickly placed the unconscious man on the pavement, removed his jacket and opened his shirt. Police Officer Xhoana Tozaj, who had been on the barrier truck, began administering chest compressions when Police Officers David Basquez and Matthew Widmer, assigned to Midtown North Precinct, responded to the location and began to help with first aid efforts. Officer Basquez requested assistance over his police radio and relieved Officer Tozaj who was performing chest compressions. Police Officers William Helbock and Timothy Landy, also from the Midtown North Precinct, responded to the scene equipped with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and Officer Helbock confirmed that the man did not have a pulse. He immediately attached the AED that ran a diagnostic check on the man and indicated that a shock should be administered. Officer Helbock administered the shock and the officers continued CPR. After a second shock was administered to the 60 -year-old man he regained consciousness and EMS transported him to NYU Medical Center in stable condition.

Police Officers Xhoana Tozaj,David Basquez, Matthew Widmer,William Helbock and Timothy Landy
Police Officers Xhoana Tozaj,David Basquez, Matthew Widmer,William Helbock and Timothy Landy

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