BRISTOL -- Daniel Dallaste was given the Citizens Commendation Award at the Bristol Police Commission meeting, for quick assistance to a man undergoing cardiac arrest at a local hardware store.
According to Bristol Police Chief Brian Gould, on February, 24, 2021, officers responded to Home Depot located at 1149 Farmington Ave. for a medical assist that was called in by Dallaste. He reported seeing a man shaking and falling to the ground as he pulled a grill onto himself. Dallaste attempted to assist the man by standing him up but he fell to the ground a second time.
Gould said that Scott Miller, a volunteer fireman and EMT, saw what happened and assisted Dallaste in administering first aid and gathering the man’s personal belongings. CPR was administered by Miller as the victim had gone into cardiac arrest. Kimberly Martini, a registered nurse, was pulling into the parking lot and saw what was going on before helping Miller.
“The nurse confirmed the victim did not have a pulse,” said Gould.
While officers continued compressions on the victim’s chest, Miller applied AED pads where no shock was advised. After two minutes, the victim resumed breathing on his own and was able to make a full recovery after being taken into medical care.