On December 17, 2015, Officer Badalamenti was dispatched to 2150 N. Main St, Estes Trucking, for a call of a male employee who had collapsed and was unresponsive. Upon Arrival, Officer Badalamenti located the victim, determined he was in cardiac arrest and immediately began administering CPR. This lifesaving procedure was continued until paramedics from the Normal Fire Department arrived and took over. The victim was transported to a local hospital by ambulance where he was stabilized and recovered from this event.
Officer Badalamenti’s quick thinking and prompt actions were a crucial part to saving this man’s live. Officer Badalamenti’s response exemplifies the department’s core values and is worthy of special recognition.
On February 1, 2016 a ceremony was held at the Normal Police Department to honor Officer Matthew Badalamenti with the Normal Police Department’s award for Saving a Human Life.