WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A man was recently with the Washington Township police officers who helped him survive by performing CPR as he suffered a cardiac arrest last year.
On June 11, 2020, Corporal Tom Falleni and Officer Kevin Barnes responded to a reported cardiac arrest. Once on scene, the officers immediately started cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and used the automated external defibrillator (AED), Washington Township Police Department said in a Facebook post.
Mr. Echols was transported by ground to the Benedict A. Cucinella School on Naughright Road, where he was then flown to Morristown Medical Center by NorthStar Helicopter, police said.
Almost one year later Echols has made a full recovery and he wanted to meet with the officers and thank them for help save his life, police said.
“We are very thankful that Mr. Echols is doing well and fully recovered. We are very proud of Cpl. Tom Falleni and PO Kevin Barnes. This is what makes our community great!,” police said.