Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez is hailing the actions of six detectives in saving a man's life.

According to Suarez, five detectives with the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office and one from the Jersey City Police Department swung into action when a man collapsed in the lobby area of the sixth floor of the Hudson County Administration Building last Thursday morning.

Detective Stephen King, Detective Salvatore Benanti, and Jersey City Detective Scott Rogers determined that the man did not have a pulse. Detective Risheem Whitten, Detective Kristen Mikulak, and Detective Daniel Bellini then joined their colleagues to provide immediate, “life-saving medical assistance.” 

Within minutes of receiving the aid, the man reportedly regained a pulse and was taken by emergency medical services to Jersey City Medical Center for additional treatment. 

“In medical emergencies, such as this, mere seconds can determine the outcome of the situation,” said Prosecutor Esther Suarez. “Each of these Detectives demonstrated professionalism and utilized their training to ensure this individual received necessary and life-saving treatment. I am immensely proud of their quick response and thank our Detectives for answering the call to service.” 

Suarez also credited the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office for its assistance while awaiting the arrival of Emergency Medical Services.