Two security officers from the Rivers Casino and Resort Schenectady in New York received a recognition award from the Mayor after saving the life of a guest at the hotel and casino in mid-November.

Rivers Security EMT’s Melinda Cooper-Killenberger and Kyle Brownell responded to a call after a guest had collapsed on the floor.

The officers immediately administered CPR, utilized an AED defibrillator and also called 911.

Through their quick action and medical intervention, the officers were able to resuscitate the guest and then transfer him to the care of Schenectady Fire Department paramedics.