On Wednesday April 20, 2011 Officer Thomas Dombroski was recognized by the Upper Allen Township Board of Commissioners for his third life saving act in the line of duty.
The Upper Allen Township Commissioners passed RESOLUTION N0. 881 to honor Officer Dombroski’s actions. The Resolution commended him for administering life saving measures that saved the lives of 3 individuals during his eight year career with the Department.
In May of 2003 Officer Thomas Dombroski was awarded the Life Saving Medal for his role in administering CPR to a patient that was in cardiac arrest. Medical staff credited Officer Dombroski with saving the life of this patient.
In June of 2006 Officer Thomas Dombroski and Officer Ryan Parthemore received Life Saving Medals for their role in saving a patient in cardiac arrest. They administered CPR and an AED and are credited with saving this person’s life.
In January 2011 Officer Thomas Dombroski was dispatched to a car crash where the operator was in obvious cardiac arrest. On the scene were Upper Allen Fireman James Breinlinger, and Dover EMT Keith Heckert who were on their way to work and stopped to assist. When Officer Dombroski arrived on the scene, he attached an AED device to the victim and a shock was administered to the patient. Officer Dombroski then assumed chest compressions prior to the patients transport to the hospital. The three individuals were credited with saving this patients life and the patient was released from the hospital 4 days later.
At the Board of Commissioners meeting April 20, 2011 Officer Thomas Dombroski was also awarded the Exceptional Duty Medal for his highly credible accomplishment bringing public acclaim to him, the Police Department, and the police profession as a result of his training, devotion to duty and service to the public in that he has saved the lives of three individuals due to his life saving interventions.
The Board of Commissioners also recognized the actions of James Breinlinger and Keith Heckert for their actions of January 20, 2011.