Five police officers received awards for saving the lives of two people during separate incidents this summer in Lake Zurich, officials said.
Lake Zurich Police Chief Steve Husak recently presented department lifesaving awards to officers who he said went above and beyond the call of duty in July and August.
The first incident occurred on July 15 when Lake Zurich police officers responded to a call of a suicidal person who had left their Lake Zurich home and was possibly in danger.
After triangulating the subject’s cell phone number, officers located the subject’s vehicle at a local hotel, Husak said. Officers learned that the subject they were looking for had rented a room.
A key was provided for the room, but the secondary door lock was engaged, allowing the officers to only see part of the subject’s body lying on the bed.
The person was unresponsive, so officers forced entry to the hotel room. Officers administered naloxone to the person.
Husak said that due to the officers’ persistent efforts, the person lived. Officers Cascio, Frost, Siemers, and Young were recently presented with Lake Zurich Police Department lifesaving awards.
The lifesaving award includes a certificate and a uniform pin. The second incident occurred on August 13, 2020.
Lake Zurich Police Officer Adam Young and Detective Mark Frey responded to a local business for an unconscious person.
The officers located the unconscious person laying on the floor and immediately began cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The person survived.
Officer Young and Detective Frey were presented with Lake Zurich Police Department lifesaving awards.
“While I expect our personnel to do their jobs each day, it is refreshing to hear about officers going the extra mile to save the public that we serve,” said Husak.
“Our officers take their community caretaking responsibilities seriously and strive to provide high-quality customer service day in and day out,” he added.