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Winsted cops applauded

WINSTED — Winchester Police Chief Robert Scannell commended two of his officers last week for life-saving acts in the line of duty.In a brief ceremony at Town Hall, officers Christopher Skinner and Robert Varasconi received the Police Medal of Commendation for saving the life of a 37-year-old Winsted man on Friday, May 13.On that day, Skinner and Varasconi responded to a medical emergency, in which they found the resident not breathing and without a pulse. The officers performed CPR until EMT Brian Lamonte of Winsted Area Ambulance arrived and a defibrillator was administered. The patient was transferred to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital by New Hartford Ambulance under the care of Campion Paramedic Sean Bastedo. Charlotte Hungerford Emergency Department physician Eric Salk said the quick actions of the Winsted police officers and other emergency responders saved the patient’s life.

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