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Posted on: April 15, 2016

[ARCHIVED] CPR by Officers Helps Save a Man’s Life

On April 7, 2016 at 8:45, two officers responded to a call regarding a possible heroin overdose in the 300 block of W. 10th Avenue, where a man in his early 30s had gone into cardiac arrest.

They got to the residence and found the door ajar and the man on the floor turning blue. A second male, who had called in the situation, was standing over him with the phone and speaking with 911. An officer immediately started CPR, chest compressions. The other officer prepared the room for arrival of medics and took over chest compressions for a short time. They felt a slight pulse, but the man was not able to breathe on his own. An officer performed a sternal rub, which also appeared successful, then traded places with the other officer who continued chest compressions. A short time later, medics arrived and the man began breathing on his own. He was still not responsive but did have a strong pulse. Prior to being transported to the hospital, the man was able to stand on his feet and was speaking with the medical personnel. He was transported to the hospital by the medics.

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