Great Work Recognized: Commissioner's Commendations Awarded to District A-7 Officers

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Today, Thursday, May 8, 2014, Commissioner’s Commendations were awarded to District A-7 Sergeant Detective Charles Daly along with Officers Cristina Merrick, Gary Marino, Shannon McLaughlin-Fabiano and David Macioce for their actions in the following incident: On November 28, 2013, Officers Merrick and Sgt. Det. Daly were on duty at District A-7 on the second floor when they heard a call for help followed by a loud crashing sound. Both acted quickly and ran down the hallway to find Sgt. John Foote, a thirty plus year veteran of the Department, collapsed on the floor in severe distress from a cardiac event. With no hesitation, all of the officers mentioned, came to Sgt. Foote’s aid. Officer McLaughlin-Fabiano grabbed the Automatic External Defibrillator while Officer Macioce ran across the street to a convenience store to get aspirin all the while Sgt. Det. Daly, Officer Merrick and Officer Marino comforted Sgt. Foote and continued an open line of communication in an effort to keep the Sergeant calm. The AED was attached to Sgt. Foote and the EMS on scene were able to deliver a shock which resulted in Sgt. Foote going back into a stable heartbeat rhythm. For their quick actions, calm, reassuring behavior, combined with excellent training, each of these dedicated members of the BPD are awarded Commissioner’s Commendations.