NJ cop praised after saving 3 lives in 10 days

Officer Brian Strockbine was honored for his heroic efforts


By PoliceOne Staff

BURLINGTON COUNTY, N.J. — An officer was thanked after he saved three lives in ten days, CBS New York reported.

In the most recent incident, Officer Brian Strockbine saved a woman who stopped breathing during a domestic dispute. Her son thanked the officer for his life-saving tactics, CBS News reported.

"We are able to still hug her and for that my family is forever grateful," the woman’s son, Pete Corelli, told the news site.

The most recent incident occurred on March 8 after Strockbrine responded to a call about a woman who appeared dead on a front lawn. She was beaten and left for dead by her husband. After realizing she had no pulse, Strockbrine revived the 69-year-old woman with CPR. 

"We don’t do this job to be thanked or for the recognition,” Strockbrine told the news site. “I love being a police officer. I was proud to work for this department. It reminded me of why I wanted to do this.”

He also saved an unconscious man from his burning vehicle and revived another unconscious woman a few days prior. 

Evesham Township honored him by making him the officer of the month.

“I didn’t realize how emotional something like that would be, just because, I was able to make a real impact on somebody’s life,” he told the news site.

 

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