Campus Safety & Security Receives Hero Award

Campus Safety Livesavers
Photo from left to right: Doug Kinney, Vice President of Campus Safety & Security; Jeff Draper, Campus Peace Officer; Mary Buchal, Information Aide; Josh Cantello, Information Aide; Dan Aldrich, Campus Peace Officer; Franklin Fry, Executive Director of the Greater Syracuse Division of the American Heart Association. 

Four members of Onondaga Community College’s Campus Safety & Security Department received the American Heart Association’s Heartsaver Hero Awards as well as Gold Seal Resolutions from the Onondaga County Legislature for lifesaving actions they took earlier this year. 

On March 23 during a conference at the SRC Arena and Events Center, 76-year-old Jack Moyse had a heart attack. Onondaga’s Campus Safety & Security personnel responded immediately. Josh Cantello, an Information Aide who had worked an overnight shift as a dispatcher and was working at the event as a fire marshal, Campus Peace Officer Jeff Draper, and Campus Peace Officer Dan Aldrich all responded to the scene and provided lifesaving medical care. Information Aide Mary Buchal controlled all emergency communications and guided rescue crews to the scene. Moyse is now home in Bainbridge waiting to receive a defibrillator for his heart. After surgery and a successful recovery, the retired New York City policeman looks forward to meeting those who saved his life. 

The four Campus Safety employees were honored with the Heartsaver Hero Award during an evening ceremony Tuesday, June 4 at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park. And each received an official Gold Seal Resolution from the Onondaga County Legislature at the June 4 Legislature session where they received s standing ovation from the entire Legislature and all in attendance.  This past week the group was also recognized with a resolution from the Board of Trustees

Legislature Honors Heroes 
Onondaga County Legislature Photo (L-R): Doug Kinney, Vice President of Campus Safety & Security; Margaret M. O’Connell, Interim President, Onondaga Community College; Josh Cantello, Information Aide; Mary Buchal, Information Aide; Jeff Draper, Campus Peace Officer; Dan Aldrich, Campus Peace Officer; and Onondaga County Legislator Judy Tassone.