Chetaitis
Chetaitis

A Northern York County Regional Police officer was recognized Tuesday night for his part in saving a man's life in January.

Officer Matthew Chetaitis was sent to a home in the 4500 block of Bull Road in Dover Township for a report of a man in cardiac arrest just before 2 p.m. on Jan. 7, according to a news release from the department.

The officer found the 38-year-old man, whose name was not released, in the bathroom of the home and preformed CPR on him until EMTs arrived, the release says.

The man regained consciousness in the ambulance on the way to York Hospital, said Lt. David Lash.

The man has since recovered from the incident, Lash said.

Recognition: For his efforts, the department's board of commissioners presented Chetaitis with a lifesaving award during its meeting Tuesday.

All police officers have to undergo yearly CPR and lifesaving training, Lash said.

"Officer Chetaitis reacted properly and put his training to good use," the lieutenant said.

The lifesaving award comes less than a month after Chetaitis was named the department's Officer of the Year in February.

He split the honor with fellow recipient Detective William Haller.

- Reach Greg Gross at ggross@yorkdispatch.com.