For Assisting in Saving the Life of Caldwell Sgt. Fred Arnold, Caldwell Police, West Caldwell Police and West Essex First Aid Squad First Responders Recognized with Mayor's Award, Tuesday
From left: West Caldwell Police Officers: Corporal Lenny Santiago, Captain Gerard Paris, Patrolman Greg Ruesch and Detective Paul Mazzeo, next to West Essex First Aid Squad Captain David Black and Caldwell Mayor Ann Dassing standing with Caldwell Police Officers: Sergeant Fred Arnold, Chief James Bongiorno, Officer Matthew DeAngelo and Lieutenant Demetrious Andrinopoulos Credit: Caldwell Police
CALDWELL, NJ - At Tuesday's meeting of the Caldwell governing body, Mayor Ann Dassing made a special "Mayor's Award" presentation recognizing the efforts of first responders who were credited in saving the life of Caldwell Sgt. Fred Arnold. The officer was on duty, Thursday, June 5, when he suffered a heart attack while driving on Ravine Avenue, West Caldwell. The mayor also expressed gratitude to Caldwell resident Mark Sauer who first reported the incident to police.
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
First Responders Recognized
Caldwell Police Officers
West Caldwell Police Officers
West Essex First Aid Squad
Arnold is well-known in Caldwell for his many years of service and for serving as a D.A.R.E. officer at Trinity Academy.
"In the case of someone having a heart attack
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