Plymouth Council Recognizes Police, Medics for Life-Saving Efforts
If not for a team of quick-acting Plymouth Township Police, Det. Andrew Moretti would likely have died on May 6.
Det. Moretti suffered a sudden death cardiac event in the parking lot of the Plymouth Township municipal building. Luckily, officers on scene engaged in life-saving measures as a team, including rescue breathing, chest compressions and delivering shocks via AED until the Plymouth Ambulance medics took over Det. Moretti’s care.
On Monday night, the Plymouth Township Council presented Det. Moretti’s lifesavers with a unit citation commending their efforts. Lt. Karen Mabry, Sgt. Christopher Schwartz, Officers Jeffrey Conrad, David Phillips, Mark Ransom and Michael Watts were honored, as well as medical personnel Thomas Trojansky, Michelle Fleming, Gerald Clemson, Kristen Kovacs and Kelly Palya for their “outstanding teamwork and inter agency cooperation.”
Plymouth Township Council Chairman Marty Higgins said Det. Moretti was in good hands with world-renowned hospitals like Penn and CHOP nearby.
“You take for granted living in this area that we have the best hospitals in the world,” Higgins said. “We’re lucky living in this area.”
In other business, the Plymouth Township Council presented Parks and Recreation employee Edward Bauso with a resolution commending him for 20 years of service.
Also, the governing body presented a certificate of recognition to Stanley Matusheski for becoming an Eagle Scout.
Plymouth Township Council pictured with Det. Andrew Moretti (Left)
Moretti’s life-savers (Right of council)
Lt. Mabry hands out commendations to medics and police for their life-saving efforts
Stanley Matusheski becomes an Eagle Scout
Contact: Theresa Katalinas