NYPD Officers Hailed As Heroes After Saving Runner In Cardiac Arrest

Marla Diamond
September 18, 2019 - 12:33 pm
Officer Beiro and Officer Noto



NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Two NYPD officers are being hailed as heroes for saving a marathon runner who had a heart attack in the middle of training in Central Park.

The 44-year-old runner, who wished to remain anonymous, collapsed on an 18-mile training run for the New York City marathon.

Central Park Precinct Officers Nicholas Noto and Benjamin Beiro responded within a minute when they got the call.

“When we got there, I immediately grabbed the AED from my car and my partner started doing CPR compressions,” explained Officer Noto.

The runner miraculously regained consciousness and was transported to St. Luke's Hospital. Officer Beiro was then able to speak with the 44-year-old while he was removing.

“Definitely expressed a lot of gratitude,” he said of the marathon runner. “Definitely one of those moments where you feel great to be doing the job you're doing, just being able to help people."

In a thank you letter, the runner's wife told the officers, “if not for you, my husband would be gone, one week before our first wedding anniversary.”