Retired NYPD Officer Honored By Township For Saving Man’s Life

Joseph DiMattina honoredVIDEO: The Township Committee last night honored a retired NYPD officer for saving a mans life. In March, Joseph Dimattina was working out at the fitness center when a man collapsed to the floor, unconscious. Mr. DiMattina immediately sprung into action and administered first aid to the patient until officers and EMS arrived.

“The prompt action was instrumental in reviving the patient and possibly saving his life”, the plaque read. “Mr. DiMittina is being honored for having the Knowledge, the capability and strength of character to help a fellow resident in distress”.

The plaque was read by Committeeman Ray Coles, a long-time friend of DiMattina, who worked alongside Ray Coles’ father in the NYPD. TLS.

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  1. great job, so why was the EMS crew not there to be recognized. It would only have been fair. It is their job but when things have good outcomes, why not recognize everyone.

  2. #3, there was no disrespect to the comment, why not recognize people who work for you when things go well. You are right they do this as a career or volunteer but a thank you does go a long way.

    not only once a year as i think they just did.

  3. Retired NYPD Sergeant, Joe DiMattina performed well as a civilian. The training that these officers receive is great. G-D bless all of those that are willing and able to assist others in their time of need.

    Thank you, Joe

  4. um, excuse me Haim but I have to disagree with your comment “Becase that is there job # 1. why must u degrade someone because u can”. Why is that a Police Officer gets an award for something and every year we see and hear them getting awards, isn’t that there job as well. I believe any first responder who does something wonderful and exceptional should be recognized and awarded. I think the Township Comm., Chiefs and Supervisors should stop leaving other first responders out and give them the recognition they deserve, stop excluding certain responders and agencies. Lets see how many firefighters and EMTs get recognized in the future compared to police officers.

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