Cranford Employees Honored for Saving a Life

(above, l-r) At the flag presentation: Grand Knight Jerry Conheeney, Ptl. Corey LoForte, Lt. Chris Polito, Frank Genova’s brother-in-law, Brother Bill Singer, accepting the flag on Frank’s behalf, and Deputy Grand Knight Kevin Cumiskey.

Cranford Employees Resuscitate Local Resident

Cranford Knights of Columbus

On December 16, 2021 before the Council General Meeting, the Cranford Knights of Columbus honored Lt. Chris Polito, Ptl. Corey LoForte, and Cranford Construction Official Frank Genova for successfully resuscitating a resident who had collapsed in the Municipal Building on November 1, 2021 due to a cardiac episode. 

Mr. Genova started life-saving measures and was assisted by Lt. Polito and Ptl. LoForte who administered CPR after determining that the man had no pulse. After about two minutes of CPR treatment and oxygen, the victim gasped for air and Cranford emergency personnel transported him to Newark Beth Israel Center for further treatment.

The Council presented each honoree with a certified American flag that has flown over the Capitol in Washington, DC in recognition of saving the resident’s life.

The Cranford Knights of Columbus is a Catholic Fraternal Organization dedicated to our Four Core Principles, Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. The Cranford Council supports many charities and civic causes locally, state-wide, and nationally as well as is committed to be a viable part of our community. For information about joining the Cranford Council, please contact our Grand Knight Jerry Conheeney at 908-416-3464 or visit the Council website at

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