Cortland police officer returns after heart attack

CORTLAND — Cortland police officer Nicholas Mancini will return to duty on Monday after suffering a heart attack while on duty in September, according to an announcement by the police department.

Mancini suffered a heart attack while on duty and crashed his police cruiser on state Route 5 near McDonald’s and Circle K.

“I feel extremely blessed to be back at work protecting the citizens of Cortland,” Mancini said in a release Friday. “Once again, my family and I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for all the prayers, kind words and community support that no doubt helped me throughout my recovery.”


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