On March 20, 2015 State College Police Department Officer Michael Croyle was dispatched to East Coast Fitness for a male who had collapsed while exercising. When Officer Croyle arrived the male was not breathing and the patient had no pulse.
Officer Croyle applied the department issued Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and administered a shock to the patient. Officer Croyle then proceeded to provide lifesaving CPR. While doing so the patient regained a pulse, began breathing, became conscious and started speaking to Officer Croyle.
Officer Croyle received a commendation from Centre Life Link EMS Director Kent Knable and Scott Woodring from Port Matilda EMS on Monday April 20, 2015. Officer Croyle was recognized for his life saving administration of the AED and CPR.
The AED program at the State College Police Department was initially implemented from donations received from community members, groups and organizations who generously funded money towards the purchase of our initial AED’s. Since the programs implementation numerous lives have been saved through their usage and proper administering of CPR by State College Police Department officers.