Suffolk County Police Officer James Garside Saves Third Life In Two Weeks

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — He’s a public servant with a knack for being in the right place at the right time.

Suffolk County Police Officer James Garside, who is also an emergency medical technician, has helped save three people in just the past two weeks.

The latest rescue came Tuesday, when he helped revive a 46-year-old Huntington woman who had a heart attack and stopped breathing.

“She was not breathing and I provided advanced airway through endotracheal intubation where the tube delivers oxygen to her lungs for the best benefit,” Garside told CBS 2.

Last week, the 19-year veteran helped revive a county parks employee who had also suffered a heart attack.

Two weeks ago, Garside helped revive a young man who had reportedly overdosed in his car.

  • Kelly Dieter

    Amazing story. He’s a definite hero. Someone who knows him should nominate him for a Citizen Service Before Self Honors award:

  • john

    Why is it when a cop saves lives or does something heroic there are hardly any comments? But when a single cop does something wrong all of a sudden the whole world comments on how corrupt the police are in general?

  • ProFromDover

    Nice news for a change!

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