City of St. Helens

PO Box 278

St. Helens, OR 97051

Phone: 503-397-6272

Fax: 503-397-401

 

Chrystal King

Communications Officer

Phone: 503-366-8215

Fax: 503-397-4016

Email: crystalf@ci.st-helens.or.us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 2, 2021

 

ST. HELENS OFFICER RECEIVES LIFE SAVING AWARD

 ST. HELENS, OR Ė

 

St. Helens Officer Adam Hartless was presented the St. Helens Police Departmentís Life Saving Award on Friday, April 2 for his successful efforts in saving an individualís life while on duty. The award is one of the highest honors that a St. Helens officer can earn.

 

 On Monday, February 8, 2021, at approximately 5 a.m., St. Helens officers responded to a call for medical assistance. Officer Hartless was first to arrive on scene prior to emergency medical personnel. He found a 46-year-old male at the residence who was not breathing and had no detectable pulse. Officer Hartless immediately began administering CPR until an AED machine was brought to the residence and used. Officer Hartless continued to perform CPR for approximately 6 minutes until Columbia River Fire and Rescue arrived and took over medical response.

 

 The male became conscious shortly after and was transported to a Portland-area hospital where he survived. Columbia River Fire and Rescue credited Officer Hartless with directly saving the individualís life. Had it not been for Hartlessí quick response and immediate performance of CPR, the individual would likely not have survived.

 

 Officer Hartless was hired at the St. Helens Police Department in April 2017 as a Code Enforcement Officer. He was promoted to Patrol Officer in September 2018. Prior to working at St. Helens, he served as a cadet with the Portland Police Bureau and was a bicycle officer with Portland Patrol, Inc.

 

 

 

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For further information† please contact Communications Officer Crystal King at

crystalf@ci.st-helens.or.us.

 

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