SHREWSBURY – Two members of the Shrewsbury Police Department were recently awarded the Life Saving Medal by the Massachusetts Police Association.
On Sept. 22, 2021, Shrewsbury Sergeant Matthew Caola and Officer Shawn Valliere responded following a call that a one-year-old girl wasn’t breathing.
“Upon arrival, these officers immediately began lifesaving measures, including CPR and rescue breathing,” the department wrote in a press release.
Worcester EMS paramedics and Shrewsbury firefighters transported her to the hospital. The baby survived. An emergency room physician credited Caola and Valliere’s actions to saving her life.
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“The Shrewsbury Police Department would like to commend Sgt. Caola and Ofc. Valliere for their lifesaving actions, their professionalism and their commitment to serving our great community,” the department wrote.
The pair were honored during an awards ceremony at the 123rd Massachusetts Police Association Convention in Springfield on Oct. 19.