A town of Groton police officer saved a life in Mystic this morning and is being honored as a hero.
When police responded to a medical emergency on High Street at 6:35 a.m., Officer Korteweg found the victim unresponsive with no signs of a pulse, so he acted quickly.
Officer Korteweg started performing life-saving measures and used the Automated External Defibrillator until the victim had a pulse.
Members of the Mystic River Ambulance Company arrived a short time later and transported the victim to a nearby medical facility to be treated.
“This is just one example of the great work done every day by Groton Police Officers. We are proud of Officer Korteweg’s life saving actions and we will keep this person in our thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery,” Chief L. J. Fusaro said in a statement.