Princeton Police officers recently saved the life of a 76-year-old man who had collapsed on the second floor of the Arts Council of Princeton.
William Melin of Easton, Pa. was unresponsive and had no pulse when police officers responded to the emergency call at the Arts Council. They assessed Melin’s condition and quickly began CPR. Officer Lucas Schwab arrived with an automated external defibrillator and placed the AED pads on Melin’s chest while the other officers continued to perform chest compressions and rescue breathing. After two shocks were delivered, Melin regained a pulse and began breathing again.
The Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad transported Melin to the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. Officers recently spoke with the family, and Melin is doing well.