Colo. cop saves life with CPR for second time in a week

He resuscitated a 50-year-old unresponsive woman who may have overdosed; earlier in the week he revived a 13-day-old baby


By Lisa Walton
The Gazette

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — For the second time in a week, a Colorado Springs police officer administered life-saving CPR to a person, according to the police department.

On Monday night, Officer Christopher Frabbiele answered a call at a Fossil Drive home in northeast Colorado Springs, where a woman who had possibly overdosed, was not breathing and had no pulse, police said.

Frabbiele, the first person to arrive on scene, reported that the unresponsive 50-year-old woman was turning blue. The officer began CPR, and administered chest compressions while the woman's husband assisted with the breaths.

Medical responders with the Colorado Springs Fire Department arrived just as the woman regained consciousness, police said.

Frabbiele's actions likely saved her life, police said.

On Dec. 17, Officer Mike Palmer performed CPR on a 13-day-old baby until medical responders arrived.

The baby, who was unconscious and not breathing, was revived and taken to the hospital.

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©2014 The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

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