- by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
While driving, Arnold was able to remain in control of the vehicle; he steered it out of traffic's way, allowing it to rest at a traffic pole. Officers from both Caldwell and West Caldwell police immediately reported to the scene at 1:07pm.
The Caldwell officer was found unresponsive inside of his vehicle and the officers immediately began life-saving measures, soon assisted by the West Essex First Aid Squad.
" I am so grateful that Sergeant Fred Arnold is doing so well
and I am very proud of the level of professionalism and caring
that exists in all of our area emergency responders," Dassing commented.
"I appreciate those who stayed with Sergeant Arnold,
administered CPR, set up a route that took him to the hospital
as quickly as possible and got him into the hands of
very capable doctors as fast as they possibly could."
Caldwell Police Officers
- Police Chief James H. Bongiorno
- Lieutenant Demetrious Andrinopoulos
- Officer Matthew DeAngelo
West Caldwell Police Officers
- Captain Gerard Paris
- Detective Paul Mazzeo
- Corporal Lenny Santiago
- Patrolman Greg Ruesch
West Essex First Aid Squad
- Captain David Black, accepting on behalf of the First Aid Squad
"In the case of someone having a heart attack
- seconds count," Dassing expressed.
"Our emergency responders know this and their quick actions,
as well as the actions of Mark Sauer, a Caldwell resident
who witnessed Sergeant Arnold having trouble driving the police car
and called 911, all added up to him being here with us today.
We truly live in a special place!"
At Tuesday's meeting, the Mayor's Award was also presented to Caldwell Police Officers Robert Adams and Officer Candice Marinaro for assisting in saving the life of a Caldwell resident. View Here.
Caldwell Police Department
Chief James H. Bongiorno
1 Provost Square
Caldwell, NJ 07006