The Union County Freeholder Angel G. Estrada presents resolutions to Elizabeth Police Officers Eric Santiago Gora and Officer Luciano Nicolas Porto honoring them for their response to an emergency regarding a male that had been struck by a train in May.
The officers rushed to the scene and found a young boy going into shock with an amputated leg. Officer Gora, a trained EMT and registered nurse, immediately began to administer life-saving first-aid. Officer Porto was assisting at the scene. After coordinating emergency responders, applying a tourniquet, wrapping and dressing the major injury and keeping the young boy calm, he was quickly airlifted to a hospital where he survived.
The Freeholder Board also congratulates Officer Gora on receiving the “Shield Award” for outstanding service to his community and service beyond the call of duty from the New Jersey Knights of Columbus in June.