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Two Tewksbury Township police officers receive life-saving award commendation

TEWKSBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – Two Tewksbury Township Police Officers were recently recognized for saving a man’s life last year.

At the January 11 Township Committee meeting Officer Michael Frace and Officer Chris Pappalardo were recognized and commended for saving the life of a township resident.

During the early morning hours of January 31, 2021, Officers Frace and Pappalardo were dispatched for a resident in cardiac arrest. On the officers arrival they quickly recognized the signs of a drug overdose, police said.

The officers administered Narcan, a medication designed to help reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, and performed CPR until the patient regained a pulse. Medical care was then transferred to EMS personnel on their arrival, police said.

“The immediate assessment of the situation and the initiation of prompt medical treatment made by Officer Frace and Officer Pappalardo are the very reason the resident is alive today,” police said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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