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Two New Canaan Police Officers Save Life Of One Of Their Own

New Canaan Police Chief Leon Krolikowski Jr., said two of his officers saved another's life during a physical fitness test.
New Canaan Police Chief Leon Krolikowski Jr., said two of his officers saved another's life during a physical fitness test. Photo Credit: New Canaan Police Department

Police are used to saving lives every day whether it be at a crash scene or a giving someone suffering from a drug overdose Narcan.

On Saturday, May 19, just before 7 a.m. a pair of New Canaan police officers saved one of their own when Officer Jeffrey Pollock suffered a medical emergency while taking the department’s physical fitness test, said New Canaan Police Chief Leon Krolikowski.

According to Krolikowski, Officer Rex Sprosta who was administering the department's physical fitness test and Officer Tom Callinan who was working the patrol shift rendered life-saving care to Pollock after he collapsed.

Other members of the department, members of the New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and other first responders also assisted with his care.

Once stable, Pollock was transported to a treatment facility. He is stable and continues to undergo testing and treatment, Krolikowski said.

"We are exceptionally proud of how expertly our officers, members of the NCVAC and other first responders worked together and performed during this emergency," he said. "Everyone’s teamwork ensured the best outcome and saved Officer Pollock’s life."

An awards ceremony will occur soon where Pollock will present the lifesaving medal to Sprosta and Callinan.

"Special thanks to the doctors, nurses, paramedics and other medical professionals who continue to provide expert care to Officer Pollock," said Krolikowski.

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