Community-Police Award Recipients Igor, Mark and Marjorie

Posted On Thursday November 28, 2019
Community-Police Award Recipients Igor, Mark and Marjorie
Community-Police Award Recipients Igor, Mark and Marjorie

We recently held our annual Community-Police Awards ceremony and want to introduce you to the recipients this week.

In May 2019, Igor Tomanic and Mark Preuss were playing soccer when the goaltender collapsed. Feeling no pulse, Igor and Mark started CPR. An employee on duty at the time, Marjorie McCoriston, grabbed a defibrillator that was kept on site and they worked together to apply the defibrillator and deliver a shock. The man became responsive after the shock.

When emergency responders arrived, it became apparent that the actions of Igor, Mark and Marjorie saved the man’s life. He was taken to the Heart Institute by ambulance where he underwent heart surgery and was expected to make a full recovery. For this reason, they were awarded the Certificate of Merit.

The Certificate of Merit is awarded to a member of the public or a member of the Ottawa Police Service for an act of unselfish assistance or demonstration of unique concern for the safety and well-being of another individual or the community.

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