SAUGUS — Interim Chief Ronald Giorgetti recognized several members of the Saugus Police Department this month for their exemplary service.
Dispatcher Patrick Tosetti received the Lifesaving Award after he calmly provided instructions to a mother who called 911 when her two-week old baby was choking on July 7. As a result, the mother was able to deliver lifesaving aid to the baby until the fire department and ambulance arrived.
“I issue this Life Saving Award to recognize your professionalism, focus and clear handling of this stressful and hectic call,” Chief Giorgetti wrote in a letter to Tosetti. “Because of your efforts, the infant’s life was saved…your hard work is appreciated and your actions portray the highest ideal that we strive for in the Saugus Police Department.”
Officer Robert Lemoine was also on scene on July 7 and assisted the mother with abdominal thrusts on the baby, clearing the infant’s airway.
“I issue this Letter of Commendation to recognize your professionalism, focus and clear handling of this hectic call,” Chief Giorgetti said. “Your hard work is appreciated.”
Officer David Zeitz earned a Letter of Recognition after he assisted in the arrest of a dangerous person and the removal of an illegal firearm from the streets. On July 2, Saugus dispatch officers received a report from the Lynn Police Department that someone in an Audi had fired shots out the window in the area of the Lynn/Saugus line.
Upon further investigation, police determined that a BOLO for the same car had been issued by the Revere Police Department. Soon after, Officer Zeitz located the vehicle.
With the assistance of Officers Michael Richards, Christopher Zelinski, Jenna Loverme, Brittany Naumann, Daniela Salinas, Jeff Wood and Sean Murphy, Officer Zeitz conducted a motor vehicle stop.
Two occupants of the vehicle were placed under arrest, and following an on-scene investigation, a 9mm firearm and large capacity feeding device was recovered.
“As a result of your dedication, professionalism and commitment, your stop of the Audi and investigation resulted in an illegally possessed firearm being removed from the streets and a potential deadly crime from being committed,” Chief Giorgetti wrote in his letter.
For their assistance at the scene, Officers Richards, Zelinski, Loverme, Naumann, Salnias, Wood and Murphy received letters of commendation.
Officer Nicola Fabrizio also received a Letter of Commendation for the arrest of a man who was allegedly in possession of 300 grams of cocaine following a well being check on July 13.
“As a result of you dedication, professionalism and commitment, we took a substantial amount of narcotics off the streets, thereby making Saugus a safer community for the citizens and the town,” Chief Giorgetti said.