Two Chicago police officers were praised Sunday for helping to save the life of a 62-year-old man who had become unresponsive and stopped breathing.
Around 8:20 a.m., Officers Robert Cavaiani and Nicholas Picicci were called to assist the Chicago Fire Department with a medical emergency in a home in the 3100 block of Marmora in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood. When they arrived they found the 62-year-old man unresponsive on a second-floor apartment, police said. He was also not breathing.
As the officers waited for the fire department to arrive, they began administering CPR on the man, according to a statement from the Chicago Police Department. The man was later taken to Community First Hospital, where his condition stabilized. Doctors said the officers' quick actions were a "key factor" in saving the man's life.
The Chicago Police Department said the incident will not be one to forget for Officer Picicci, who was serving in his first day on the job.