Walter Krul and Deputy Tyler Camilleri, 2020

AmCare Ambulance Services director Walter Krul, left, presents Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy Tyler Camilleri with a certificate celebrating Camilleri’s role in saving the life of a newborn in Richford.

ST. ALBANS/RICHFORD – A deputy with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) was celebrated earlier this week with an award from AmCare Ambulance Services for his role in saving a prematurely delivered baby in Richford in late December.

According to a social media post shared last week by FCSO, Deputy Tyler Camilleri was recently recognized with a Prehospital Childbirth Certificate and an accompanying Stork Pin due the his part in helping save an unresponsive, prematurely born child in Richford.

Last year, according to a previous release from FCSO, Camilleri responded to an emergency call at a Richford home regarding a baby who was unresponsive.

Stork Pin, 2020

According to FCSO, Camilleri had performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation – better known as CPR – on the child before instructing a household member in CPR so Camilleri could coordinate with responding emergency medical technicians.

“Congratulations to Deputy Camilleri and special thank you to Director [Walter] Krul and the AmCare organization for not only their expert care that day (and every day), but for taking the time to recognize one of our own with a very nice award,” a statement from FCSO read.

Camilleri was previously recognized by FCSO for helping save the life of a 15-year-old dog bite victim in Richford.

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