YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Two recent graduates from the Police Officer Training Academy at Youngstown State University were recognized Wednesday for their efforts in saving the lives of others.
Youngstown Patrolman Timothy Edwards and Goshen Township Police Officer Anthony Piloli were presented with the American Heart Association’s Heartsaver Hero Award.
Edwards, who served in a Marine infantry unit in Afghanistan, was on the job with YPD for just three days when he saved the life of an 8-month-old baby last month who had stopped breathing.
“Once you know how to respond, once you know how to act in a stressful situation, everything else is easy after that,” said Edwards.
Piloli, who also works as a Lane Ambulance medic and Berlin Township firefighter, performed CPR on a man who collapsed at a local gym in January.
Piloli graduated from the police academy last spring and Edwards earned his peace officer certificate in December.