On June 21, 2012 a 14-year-old girl got up early,
went to check on her mom and made a tragic discovery: she found her
mother laying in bed and not breathing.
The young lady kept her cool and immediately called
for emergency assistance.
West Long Branch Police Officers Laura Osborn and
Tyler Brennessel arrived on the scene along with Sgt. James Gomez and
were greeted by the very upset young woman. She directed the
officers to her mother's bedroom on the second floor.
The officers quickly assessed the woman's condition
and began administering CPR. Simultaneously, they set up the
defibrillator unit and used it on the unresponsive mom.
Eventually, they saw signs of life. The First
Aid Squad arrived and rushed the woman to Monmouth Medical Center.
Ultimately, the woman made a complete recovery.
This past Wednesday the three officers were invited
to a West Long Branch Council Meeting where they received formal
commendations from their agency.
But those commendations probably paled in
comparison to the warm hugs they received from the victim who also
attended the meeting. Nice job guys.
Ptl. Tyler Brennessel
Sgt. James Gomez