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Carol Stream cops honored for saving man's life

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Four members of the Carol Stream Police Department recently were honored for their actions assisting a man who had gone into cardiac arrest at Fountain View Recreation Center.

Officers Hilary Mabbitt, Richard Blair and James Busch and Detective Frank Jones helped save the life of a Carol Stream man after he had a heart attack on Jan. 29.

Deputy Police Chief Ed Sailer said the officers responded to a call around 6 p.m. of a man who had collapsed while jogging on the rec center track.

When the officers arrived, the man was not breathing and had flatlined. When Mabbitt responded, a park district employee already was employing chest compressions and had attached the automated external defibrillator to restart the man's heart.

Mabbitt took over from there and performed chest compressions until the paramedics arrived. Blair, Busch and Jones kept order, retrieved information and contacted family members so they could meet their relative at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield.

Mabbitt was given a Commendatory Letter for her actions from the police department, and the other three received Honorable Mention letters in recognition of their work.

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