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Life Saving Incident

November 3 2009
New Jersey
Ocean County
Berkeley Township

On November 3, 2009 Leon and Meredith Jelley Milligan were travelling when the noticed their daughter, 5 day old Kayla, had stopped breathing. At about the same time they noticed Officer DiPietro assisting another motorist. They immediately stopped and asked Officer DiPietro for assistance. The mother exited the vehicle and yelled that he child was not breathing. As soon as he evaluated the situation, DiPietro began applying CPR. Because DiPietro was familiar with how to use CPR due to his also being a CPR instructor who trained other officers in CPR, he was more than knowledgeable in it's use. The child had turned blue and had no pulse. Holding the child in his arms, DiPietro began the CPR. and within a short time the baby was breathing on her own and her color had returned. The child was transported to a hospital and after one week returned to her home. Officer DiPietro, of the Berkeley Township Police Department, saved the child's life and was awarded the life saving award during a ceremony at the Berekley Town Council. Mayor J Varano read the award and proclamation.

The history of law enforcement in the United States is a long and wonderful history of bravery. This website is dedicated to documenting the heroic deeds of law enforcement officers throughout the United States who have either given or risked their lives to save others. There are many stories of bravery and heroism for many who are considered first responders. However, it is those in law enforcement who are most likely to be the first to arrive upon a location requiring life saving acts engaging dangerous hostage takers, running into burning buildings/vehicles, providing first aid to seriously injured victims, saving near drowning victims and much more are what the women and men of law enforcement do routinely and at many times, great peril to their own safety.
It is our mission to document the history of lives saved by those dedicated women and men in law enforcement. To share with others the dramatic deeds of those individuals who are the first, first responders. It is so important for our citizens to understand that law "enforcement" is not always about enforcing the law but rather being there when our citizens need us.
It is to this end we are dedicated to promoting documentation regarding the history of law enforcement and the lives they have saved.