2019 News Release

August 29, 2019

Public Information Bureau (609) 882-2000
Major Brian Polite - ext. 6514
Lt. Theodore Schafer - ext. 6515
SFC Jeff Flynn - ext. 6516
Sgt. Lawrence Peele - ext. 6531
Tpr. Alejandro Goez - ext. 6527
Tpr. Charles Marchan - ext. 6513

Off Duty Trooper Revives Unconscious Drowning Victim

Orlando., F.L. - A New Jersey State Trooper on a family vacation in Orlando, F.L. performed life-saving CPR on a 7-year old girl who was found face down in a swimming pool.  

On Friday, August 23, Trooper I Charles Travis was near a resort swimming pool when he heard someone calling for help. Without hesitation, Tpr. Travis grabbed the 7-year old girl, and carried her to the pool deck where he began performing CPR.

After administering several rounds, the child coughed-up water and regained consciousness. She was later transported to an area hospital where an examination revealed that she suffered no injuries.

Trooper Travis, a former life guard, volunteer firefighter, NYPD officer, relied on his training and experience to make quick and decisive actions, which may have prevented a tragedy.

Trooper Travis’ actions have brought great credit and distinction upon the New Jersey State Police.

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