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Metro Detroit officer credited with helping save a life on first call of career

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Posted at 11:40 AM, May 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-17 11:40:58-04

One local police officer will likely remember his first call for many years to come. 

Northville Township Police Officer Tyler Schmittou is credited with helping to save a life on the very first run of his career. 

Around 8 p.m. on May 16, the police department says they received an emergency call that a 64-year-old was going into cardiac arrest. Dispatchers reportedly talked the caller through performing CPR until officers could arrive. 

Police say officers, including Schmittou, continued CPR and then used an AED -- which was donated to the department earlier this year -- to help revive the patient.

The patient was rushed to a local hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, according to police.