Watch Ga. Police Officers Save Man Having Heart Attack

Oct. 25, 2021
Two Conyers police officers—including one who had only been on patrol for less than a week—quickly performed CPR on a man who collapsed while working near train tracks.

Quick action by two Georgia police officers helped save the life of a man who suffered a heart attack last week.

Conyers police received a 9-1-1 call Tuesday concerning a man who collapsed from cardiac arrest while working near train tracks, according to the department. When Officers Tim Huf and Dontavius Wright reached the scene, they cut off the victim's shirt and began performing CPR with a defibrillator, which was caught on a body camera.

After nearly four minutes, the man became responsive, and EMS workers continued treatment.

"This person survived thanks to the dedicated effort, exceptional training, and preparedness of the officers that arrived on scene," said the department, adding that it was an "incredible response." 

Along with being a police officer, Huff also is a certified paramedic. Wright is in the department's training program and had only been on patrol for less than a week.

"Undoubtedly, their quick actions and National EMS saved the life of this man," the department said.

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