A Lake Zurich police officer has been awarded for providing CPR and reviving a 70-year-old woman who was not breathing earlier this month.
On August 2, Officer Greg Kingery responded to a report of an unconscious person at a home in Lake Zurich, according to a statement released by the Lake Zurich Police Department.
A neighbor reported the 70-year-old woman was lying on the floor not breathing.
The neighbor was attempting cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the woman while receiving instructions over the phone by the 911 dispatcher, the statement said.
Kingery arrived and took over CPR. The woman was resuscitated and began breathing on her own.
Paramedics transported her to a local hospital for treatment.
Lake Zurich Police Chief Steve Husak presented Kingery with a department lifesaving award, which includes a certificate and uniform pin.
Kingery is not the only Lake Zurich police officer to receive a lifesaving award.
Last summer, five officers were recognized for saving the lives of two people during separate incidents.
On July 15, 2020, officers responded to a call of a suicidal person who had left their Lake Zurich home and was possibly in danger.
Officers located the person, who was unresponsive in a hotel room.
Officers administered naloxone to the person, saving their life.
Officers Cascio, Frost, Siemers, and Young were presented with awards for their actions that day.
The other 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.
Both officers provided CPR to the person, who survived.
Officer Young and Detective Frey were also presented with awards for their actions.
In July, Officer Andrew Heer also received a lifesaving award, the statement added.
“While I expect our personnel to do their jobs each day, Officer Kingery should be commended for going the extra mile to save the public that we serve,” said Police Chief Steve Husak.
“Our police officers are on patrol 24/7 and remain ready to help those in need,” Husak added.