NEWARK, NJ (Essex County) – An off-duty Mansfield Township police officer helped save a woman’s life when he responded for someone calling for help at the Prudential Center in Newark earlier this month.
Mansfield Township police officer David Hanf was attending a concert on Saturday Oct. 6 at the Prudential Center when he heard someone calling for help from the women’s restroom, police said.
Hanf responded immediately and found family members tending to a 73-year-old woman seated in a chair, police said.
Officer Hanf, Nurse Stacy Rivera and the victim’s son lowered her to the floor, checked her vitals and initiated CPR, police said.
While continuing CPR, off-duty New Jersey state trooper Cassandra Pugh arrived and assisted until EMT’s and Paramedics arrived and took over care, police said.
The victim was transported to the hospital and is recovering, police said.
“We are extremely proud of Officer Hanf and everyone involved in the lifesaving efforts,” Mansfield Township Police Chief Michael Reilly said.