Port Authority officers revive elderly man who collapsed in PATH station

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Friday, December 4, 2015
The two officers saved a man's life Thursday afternoon.

JERSEY CITY (WABC) -- Two police officers are being called heroes after reviving a man with no pulse at a PATH station on Thursday.

Port Authority officers Marcus Credle and Leland Rogan were assigned to heightened security posts at the Pavonia-Newport PATH station when they responded to a call around 4:35 p.m. for a collapsed man in need of medical assistance.

When they arrived at the scene, they saw a Good Samaritan attempting CPR on an 86-year-old man with no pulse. The officers retrieved a defibrillator and took over the situation, continuing to give CPR to the man.

Once the defibrillator was deployed, they were able to regain the man's pulse. He then began breathing on his own.

EMS responded soon after and transported the man to Jersey City Medical Center for evaluation. He remained in intensive care Friday.