Four OCC employees honored for saving man's life

Four OCC employees receive gold seal at Onondaga County Legislature's June session.


our Onondaga Community College (OCC) employees were honored Tuesday for saving a man's life.

On March 23, Jack Moyse, 76 had a heart attack in front of the SRC Arena on the OCC Campus. Campus Peace Officers, Jeff Draper and Dan Aldrich rushed to the scene to assist fire marshall, Josh Cantello. Behind the scenes, Information Aide, Mary Buchal dispatched the responders.

"He was turning grey and his eyes rolled in the back of his head. It was scary," says Draper.

The officers resuscitated Moyse and kept him alive with CPR until the ambulance arrived.

"When he was leaving we didn't think it was going to turn out as great as it did," says Cantello.

The next day their boss informed them that Moyse survived thanks to their life saving efforts.

"It's a great feeling anytime you save someone's life or anytime you're helping someone," says Aldrich.

The Onondaga County Legislature awarded Draper, Aldrich, Contello, and Buchal with a gold seal during their June session.

The American Heart Association presented them with the Heartsaver Hero award on the same day.

"It's a little humbling and little embarrassing because it's my job and I'm so used to doing it," says Buchal.