Elmhurst officers honored

Elmhurst Police Chief Michael McLean (right) presents commendations to (from left): Officers Ostrega and Elizalde for outstanding service in an emergency situation due to their assistance with a 67-year-old man who suddenly went into cardiac arrest. The Elmhurst officers were able to use an AED and continued chest compressions until medical assistance came to take the man to a hospital, where he later recovered. The man’s family (who asked not to be identified in the newspaper) was very grateful and wanted to do something special to recognize Ostrega and Elizalde. Each was given a teddy bear – when you press one paw, the bear offers nice, uplifting phrases, but if you press the other, you can hear thank-you messages recorded by individual members of the grateful family.