ELBURN – Thanks to the quick response, CPR skills and teamwork of two Elburn police officers, the family of 59-year-old Elburn resident Nancy Wheeler was able to make it to her side to say goodbye before she passed away.
A 911 call came through a dispatcher on April 5 to the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District, as well as the Elburn Police Department, about a woman at home on the northeast side of town. Wheeler was unconscious and not breathing, according to reports.
Police Officers Jeff Herra and Victoria Gwizdak arrived at the Wheeler home first and – finding Wheeler unconscious and without a pulse – immediately began administering CPR. Elburn paramedics arrived soon after and were able to set up an IV and take other lifesaving measures, while Herra and Gwizdak continued to take turns administering CPR.
Twenty-eight minutes later, thanks to the efforts of the emergency responders, Wheeler regained consciousness. She …