Prospect Heights officer receives city's Life Saving Award

  • Prospect Heights police Officer Mitch Webber, center, is flanked by Deputy Chief Mark Porlier, left, and Sgt. Mark Pufundt, right, as he receives the city's Life Saving Award at Monday's city council meeting for helping rescue a man in cardiac arrest last month.

    Prospect Heights police Officer Mitch Webber, center, is flanked by Deputy Chief Mark Porlier, left, and Sgt. Mark Pufundt, right, as he receives the city's Life Saving Award at Monday's city council meeting for helping rescue a man in cardiac arrest last month. Courtesy of Prospect Heights Police Department

 
 
Updated 1/15/2020 11:23 PM

Prospect Heights police Officer Mitch Webber was presented with the city's Life Saving Award at Monday's city council meeting for providing the expertise that rescued a man in cardiac arrest last month.

Webber was leaving the Cook County courthouse in Rolling Meadows on Dec. 10 when he saw sheriff's deputies trying to assist a man experiencing a medical emergency.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

He recognized the symptoms of cardiac arrest and started applying CPR. Webber guided and worked alongside the deputies as they all carried out lifesaving procedures until paramedics arrived and took over.

The man was transported to the hospital and recovered well enough that he was able to celebrate the holidays with his family and friends, officials said.

The city's Life Saving Award is given in recognition of those who provide aid to another person facing imminent death and assisting in the saving of his or her life.

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