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Posted on: April 28, 2022

Police Chief Brandenburg Recognized Two Police Officers with the Life Saving Award

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Key West Police Chief Sean Brandenburg recognized Officers Andrea Bernatova and Thomas Haynie with the Lifesaving Award in a recent awards ceremony hosted by the Grand Key Resort.

On February 23, Officers Bernatova and Haynie responded to a call for an older adult having a heart attack at the Casa Marina.  Both officers rushed to the suite and found the man on the floor, unresponsive and with no pulse.

They immediately began resuscitation efforts, continuing until Key West Rescue arrived on the scene and took over the patient's care.  The man was transported to Lower Keys Medical Center, where he regained a pulse and was subsequently airlifted to the mainland. 

"The quick response and outstanding ability to work together likely saved this man's life," said Chief Brandenburg.  "Officers Bernatova and Haynie have rightly earned the Lifesaving Award."

Two Officers receive lifesaving Award

In the photo from L to R: Officer Andrea Bernatova, Officer Thomas Haynie, and Chief Sean Brandenburg

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