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Warrenville police honored for saving heart attack patient

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  • Bev Horne/bhorne@dailyherald.comWarrenville Police Chief Ray Turano, left honors Cpl. Steve Highland, center and Officer Amanda Varga, right, with the department's Lifesaving Award during the public safety meeting at Warrenville City Hall on Monday. The two helped revive a 79-year-old man who was unconscious with no pulse after he suffered a heart attack on Oct. 17..

      Bev Horne/bhorne@dailyherald.comWarrenville Police Chief Ray Turano, left honors Cpl. Steve Highland, center and Officer Amanda Varga, right, with the department's Lifesaving Award during the public safety meeting at Warrenville City Hall on Monday. The two helped revive a 79-year-old man who was unconscious with no pulse after he suffered a heart attack on Oct. 17..

 
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Two members of the Warrenville Police Department were honored Monday night with the department's Lifesaving Award for their actions assisting a man who had suffered a heart attack.

Cpl. Steve Highland and officer Amanda Varga helped save the life of a 79-year-old Warrenville man after he had a heart attack on Oct. 17, authorities said.

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Warrenville Deputy Chief Dave Schar said Highland and Varga found the man had no pulse when they arrived at his side, so they began efforts to revive him. The two officers administered chest compressions and Highland used an automated external defibrillator to restart the man's heart.

Police at the scene then continued to monitor the man's condition until paramedics arrived.

Highland and Varga received the Lifesaving Award in front of other members of the police department and the Warrenville Fire Protection District, who gathered Monday night for a public safety meeting in the city council chambers.

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