A couple on Sunday met the 911 dispatcher who helped instruct a husband to perform CPR on his unresponsive wife in McHenry, saving her life.
William and Lidia Golden came to the McHenry Police Department on Sunday to drop off donuts for the officers and dispatchers.
The McHenry Police Department said that upon speaking with the couple, they learned that Lidia had gone into full cardiac arrest on May 3.
Her husband, William, had called 911 for help.
Telecommunicator Katie Fitzgerald gave William instructions on how to administer CPR on Lidia.
Firefighters, paramedics and police were simultaneously dispatched to William and Lidia’s home in McHenry.
William gave Lidia CPR until the paramedics arrived on the scene and took over care.
The couple was able to meet Fitzgerald and thank her for helping William perform CPR on Lidia, which saved her life.
Authorities said that William is a lifelong resident of McHenry and Lidia is a retired nurse who worked at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge for many years.
“We wanted to recognize Telecommunicator Katie Fitzgerald for her outstanding effort which saved a life,” McHenry police said.