Officer Michael Reilly Receives Commendation For Life-Saving Efforts.
"On October 19, 2019 at approx. 1:00am, Officer Michael Reilly was dispatched to a residence in Quincy for a two year old not breathing. Officer Reilly responded to the scene quickly and was greeted by a frantic mother and her lifeless son. The mother was on the phone with Boston EMS getting CPR instructions. Officer Reilly immediately took charge of the scene coordinating with Boston EMS. He began his first set of chest compressions. Officer Reilly then checked the child's vital signs and discovered that the child was not breathing and still had no pulse. A second round of chest compressions was performed and during this cycle the child began to breath again. Officer Reilly placed the child in a rescue breathing position but the child became unresponsive again. Officer Reilly immediately started a third round of chest compressions when Quincy Fire Department arrived on scene to assist. It was during this third cycle of chest compressions the child regained consciousness and began breathing on his own. Brewster ambulance arrived on scene and took over care of the patient.
Officer Reilly's rapid response, calm demeanor, and command presence quickly quelled a very chaotic incident resulting in saving the child's life. Officer Reilly's exemplary performance under extreme pressure was a critical factor in the successful outcome and a great credit to the city of Quincy and the Quincy Police Department."
Outstanding work Officer Reilly!