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Hero Peekskill DPW Employee Honored By Police

Proudly showing off their Autism Awareness Uniform Patches and Police Patrol Vehicle Decals are Peekskill Police Chief Halmy, Officer Sgroi and Officer Woodland.
Proudly showing off their Autism Awareness Uniform Patches and Police Patrol Vehicle Decals are Peekskill Police Chief Halmy, Officer Sgroi and Officer Woodland. Photo Credit: Facebook /Peekskill Police Department

Peekskill Police Department gave "a big shout out" this week to Shawn Dasecke, a city Department of Public Works employee who was honored at the Common Council meeting. Dasecke observed a male sitting in a car who appeared to be in distress.

Acting immediately, Dasecke realized the man was choking, removed him from the vehicle and performed the Heimlich Manuever.

"These actions saved a life and to that we are extremely proud, as I'm sure is his father, Gary Dasecke, a retired Peekskill PD Lieutenant," the Police Department wrote in a Facebook post:  "Great job Shawn!!"

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