News Flash Home
The original item was published from 2/15/2022 9:44:00 AM to 2/16/2022 8:24:53 AM.

News Flash

Police Department

Posted on: February 16, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Police officer recognized for saving the life of a resident

Officer Mike Kuchta holding certificate with three commissioners

South Fayette police officer Mike Kuchta has been recognized for saving the life of a resident.

In December 2021, Officer Kuchta responded within two minutes to an emergency medical call and found Tim Postufka, a 20-year township resident, in cardiac arrest.

Officer Kuchta, who is a certified Emergency Medical Technician, used an automated external defibrillator (AED) and performed CPR until the ambulance arrived from SouthBridge EMS.

"He jumped right in and performed the life-saving actions that allow me to be here today," Mr. Postufka said. "He's a true hero."

The South Fayette Township Board of Commissioners, Township Manager John M. Barrett and Police Chief John Phoennik presented Officer Kuchta with a certificate of recognition during the February board meeting.

Officer Kuchta has served in the South Fayette Police Department for more than 18 years.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Police Department