Frederick Ryan, Chief of Police
112 Mystic St.
Arlington, MA 02474
For Immediate Release
Friday, June 10, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Arlington Police Officer Recognized for Life Saving Achievement
ARLINGTON – Chief Frederick Ryan is pleased to announce that Officer Michael Hogan of the Arlington Police Department received a First Responder Recognition Award yesterday for his life-saving actions.
Officer Hogan was honored by the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) at a ceremony on Thursday, June 9.
The annual event recognizes members of local law enforcement who have provided life-saving medical assistance to people in need. This year, Governor Charlie Baker was in attendance as the guest speaker, along with Undersecretary Jennifer Queally and MPTC Executive Director Daniel Zivkovich.
On Oct. 14, police were dispatched to the Ed Burns Arena Ice Skating Rink on the report of an unresponsive male. Upon arrival, an officer discovered a male hockey player laying on the ice receiving medical treatment from Officer Hogan, who was off duty at the time.
Officer Hogan stated that while he was skating in a men’s league hockey game, a teammate collapsed on the ice. He recognized that the man was in cardiac arrest and not breathing. As the only person at the rink who knew how to administer CPR, he immediately began performing the life sustaining measures. While Officer Hogan was administering CPR, another individual called 911 while a third person retrieved an AED from the lobby of the skating rink to give to Officer Hogan. He continued rendering aid to the man until the Arlington Fire Department arrived and transported him to the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center.
“We are thankful that Officer Hogan was already on scene at the time and was able to respond quickly to the situation,” Chief Ryan said. “Because of his quick thinking and immediate response, he was able to save a life, and for that, he deserves to be recognized.”