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Glenville police officer recognized for lifesaving efforts

Officer Christopher Dunn was honored by the town board Wednesday for his lifesaving action just a week onto the job.
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Officer Christopher Dunn was honored by the town board Wednesday for his lifesaving action just a week onto the job.

GLENVILLE — A Glenville police officer was honored by the town board at its monthly meeting Wednesday for saving a man last month by administering CPR.

Officer Christopher Dunn, a lateral transfer from Amsterdam, was just a week on the job when the call came in that morning.

“We’re glad you’re here,” Supervisor Chris Koetzle said during the meeting. “Obviously you were placed here at a certain time for a certain reason.”

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He responded at 8:37 a.m. on Jan. 31 to Target for an unresponsive man. The man was not identified.

“I realized he had no pulse and wasn’t breathing,” Dunn said.

He said he began providing CPR before the man was given a single shock from the automated external defibrillator. The officer continued providing CPR when he heard some gurgled breaths, then paramedics attended to the man, according to Dunn.

“To my knowledge he’s home and recovering,” Dunn said.

He said he doesn’t do the job for the credit or any sort of parade, but to protect his community.

“I’m just glad everything worked out well,” he said, noting he hopes the man makes a strong recovery.

Reporter Shenandoah Briere can be reached at 518-478-3320 or by email at [email protected].

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