Heroic Officer Honored For Saving Three Lives
On separate occasions, Officer Garside saved three lives. The most recent rescue was when he responded to a call that a Huntington woman had suffered a heart attack and was not breathing. The second was a response to a county park employee who was not breathing. Last month Garside helped revive a young man who had reportedly overdosed in his car.
Suffolk Legislator William Spencer 18th LD, Legislator D’Amaro, 17th LD and Legislator Stern 16th LD, honored Suffolk County Police Officer James Garside for his life-saving acts of heroism. Accompanied by his very proud parents at the General Meeting of the Suffolk Legislature earlier this month, Officer Garside received a proclamation and gracious appreciation from the legislators for his heroic actions that saved three people in the past month. Garside, who is also an emergency medical technician, is highly decorated and fortunately for the residents of Suffolk County, is in the habit of being in the right place at the right time!
Photo provided by Lora Gellerstein (Chief Legislative Aide to Legislator William Spencer)