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Video: Police officer saves man's life with CPR

The officer is being honored by his department for his heroic efforts when a man stopped breathing

By Kathy Jefcoats
Clayton News Daily

FOREST PARK, Ga. — A Forest Park police officer will be honored with the department's Lifesaving Award for using CPR to get a man breathing on his own inside a convenience store, said officials.

Maj. Chris Matson said Master Patrol Officer Christopher Simmons was approached Feb. 26 about 3 a.m. by a motorist on her way to take her adult son to the hospital for treatment. Matson said the man, 41, was unconscious and unresponsive when Simmons and the man's parents brought him inside the BP Connect store on Old Dixie Road in Forest Park.

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Billy Eichelberger Billy Eichelberger Monday, March 04, 2013 4:20:13 PM Awesome
Kelli Doyle Kelli Doyle Tuesday, March 05, 2013 5:30:01 AM This has to send some kind of message...
Christopher  Stalker Christopher Stalker Tuesday, March 05, 2013 6:46:00 AM Great job by the officer, let's also not forget to send thanks to the EMS crew that continued care and provided excellent pre-hospital care to keep the patient stable enough for the excellent staff at the hospital to continue and allow the patient to stay alive.
Rick Rush Rick Rush Tuesday, March 05, 2013 6:54:30 AM Great Job Chris! you deserve the Life saving award!
Walter Waganka Walter Waganka Tuesday, March 05, 2013 7:17:11 AM Great save Master Police Officer Christopher Simmons! Good to see Forest Park, Ga. Police Department recognize and promote the lifesaving efforts of one of its members.
Joshua Price Joshua Price Tuesday, March 05, 2013 7:30:07 AM Good job! You make us all proud!
Andrew John Andrew John Tuesday, March 05, 2013 7:45:23 AM This is pretty amazing!
Jerson Ledesma Bicaldo Jerson Ledesma Bicaldo Tuesday, March 05, 2013 9:15:42 AM good job men! salute!
Mikka Pelletier Mikka Pelletier Tuesday, March 05, 2013 9:33:28 AM Awesome job Officer Christopher....
Dennis Worden Dennis Worden Tuesday, March 05, 2013 9:42:10 AM Great job officer. Are you available to teach a nurse in California?
Alexander Blake Alexander Blake Tuesday, March 05, 2013 12:20:25 PM Looked like great quality CPR! Good Job!
Sarone A Kennedy Sr Sarone A Kennedy Sr Tuesday, March 05, 2013 6:22:09 PM Finally, a good story about a policeman! Everyone should get trained in First Aid and CPR. Inquire at the nearest Red Cross group or Chapter.
Robert C Johnson Robert C Johnson Wednesday, March 06, 2013 8:55:21 AM I'm glad someone else was thinking the same thing as me.
David Boston David Boston Wednesday, March 06, 2013 9:46:13 AM haha Don't we wish! That facility is a joke for that policy.
David Boston David Boston Wednesday, March 06, 2013 9:50:17 AM If you are trained in CPR you can train anyone in CPR. You don't have to be certified. Ask a local college to borrow CPR dummies or get some yourself and have classes every few months.
Robert Parrington Robert Parrington Wednesday, March 06, 2013 11:42:25 AM Congrats great save.

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