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Officer Dan Stone Awarded Life Saving Award

Officer Dan Stone Awarded Life Saving Award

Mayor Gaffino, left, after presenting the Life Saving award to Officer Dan Stone.

At the North Aurora Village Board of Trustees meeting Monday night, Officer Dan Stone was recognized with a Life Saving Award. The award was presented by Mayor Mark Gaffino – North Aurora Village President as Chief Joe DeLeo read a summary of Ofc. Stone’s actions while co-workers, family, and retired Chief David Fisher looked on.

Late in 2022, officers were dispatched to a call for a victim that was unconscious and beginning to turn blue. It was believed by the caller that the victim was overdosing.

From left, Deputy Chief Scott Buziecki, Deputy Chief Joe Gorski, Officer Dan Stone, and Chief Joe DeLeo.

Upon arrival, Officer Stone found the victim who was unconscious, showing signs of agonal breathing, and turning blue. He gave three rounds of chest compressions, and two doses of Narcan (aka Naloxone), which is a medicine carried by officers that rapidly reverses or reduces an opioid overdose, such as from Heroin.

Then, North Aurora Fire Department paramedics arrived and administered a third dose of Narcan and the victim began showing signs of consciousness. Chief DeLeo said, “Officer Stone’s calmness, expertise, and decisive action led to the victim’s survival and hopefully taking advantage of this second chance.”
Please join us in congratulating Officer Dan Stone on his life saving actions!

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