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Chief Constable Praises Officers For Saving Man’s Life

Published on: 9 May, 2013
Updated on: 10 May, 2013

Surrey Police BadgeTwo Surrey police officers have been praised for their swift intervention on Friday (May 3), after saving the life of a member of the public who collapsed in front of them.

PC Arun Sharma had originally responded to reports of an alarm activation in Newlands Corner around 9.20am. Whilst there, a member of the public, who was not connected to the original call, collapsed in front of him. The man was unresponsive, not breathing and did not have a pulse.

After requesting an ambulance, PC Sharma began CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), assisted by PC Gareth Grimmer. They continued to administer CPR for between 10 and 15 minutes until the ambulance arrived.

Surrey Police Chief Constable Lynne Owens said: “There is no doubt that the quick thinking of these two officers saved this man’s life and I am extremely proud of them both. This is just another example of the every day stories of the calm and caring responses from our officers that rarely get told, and on this occasion these two deserve full recognition.”

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