Police use CPR to save guard

Guard's heart stopped while working in back of armored vehicle


An armored truck company employee whose heart stopped while he was locked in the back of the truck survived after Cornwall police broke in and performed CPR on him.

Police said Paul Murlock, 48, apparently suffered a heart attack Thursday while locked into the back of an armored truck owned by Bentek West-Pendum of Exton. Security regulations require one guard to be locked into the armored compartment, according to police.

The driver of the truck, Robert Krumin of Clementon, N.J., pulled into the Quentin Haus restaurant on Route 72 in West Cornwall Twp. about 2: 20 p.m. Thursday after seeing Murlock collapse. Krumin was unable to get into the locked area, police said.

Police broke into the truck and gave Murlock CPR and a defibrillator shock before he was taken to the hospital. Murlock was being treated at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cornwall police Chief Bruce Harris said Friday.