BALLSTON SPA — Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department Deputies Kyle Basta, Jared Gardner, and Samuel Speziale were each presented the Life Saving Award by county Sheriff Michael Zurlo and acknowledged for their prompt action to save a 50-year-old man’s life.
In the early morning hours on March 12, the members of the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office responded to an EMS assist call from a resident in the town of Wilton, where It was reported that a 50-year-old man at the Northern Pines Road residence was unconscious and not breathing. Upon arrival deputies immediately began providing continuous CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and deployed an AED (Automated external defibrillator) delivering two shocks. The man regained a pulse and was transported to the hospital for treatment. He received medical treatment and has since been released and returned home. The three deputies will be formally recognized at an awards ceremony later this year. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Wilton Emergency Squad, and Wilton Fire Department.