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State College police officer honored for saving man’s life at fitness center

Officer Michael Croyle, shown with chief Tom King, received a commendation from Centre Life Link EMS Director Kent Knable and Scott Woodring from Port Matilda EMS on Monday April 20, 2015 for his life saving work on a call last month.
Officer Michael Croyle, shown with chief Tom King, received a commendation from Centre Life Link EMS Director Kent Knable and Scott Woodring from Port Matilda EMS on Monday April 20, 2015 for his life saving work on a call last month. State College PD

A State College police officer was recognized Monday for saving a man’s life.

According to the department, Officer Michael Croyle responded to East Coast Fitness on March 20 after a man collapsed while exercising. Croyle found him with no pulse and not breathing.

The officer used automatic external defibrillators and then administered CPR. The man’s pulse and breathing resumed and he regained consciousness.

Croyle was honored by Centre LifeLink EMS Director Kent Knable and Scott Woodring from Port Matilda EMS for his quick action.

The police department’s AED program was instituted with donations.

“Since the program’s implementation, numerous lives have been saved through their usage and proper administering of CPR by State College Police Department officers,” a release stated.

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