SPRINGBORO – Police saved a life after a traffic stop in Springboro Ohio.
On 07-13-2019, 1:05pm – Officers on a traffic stop quickly found themselves trying to save a man’s life on the side of I-75. Officers Emmel and Baker stopped a vehicle as it was entering I-75 for a minor traffic violation when it quickly became apparent that the vehicle’s passenger was in distress. As they attempted to speak further with the passenger, he went into cardiac arrest. The officers acted quickly as they pulled the man from the car, applied an automated external defibrillator (AED), and began CPR. The officers continued CPR as well as the AED, shocking him 3 times, over the course of around 8 minutes on the side of the highway until the Franklin EMS squad arrived. The EMS team continued to give the man treatment as they transported him to the hospital. The male passenger was resuscitated and is now alert and doing well.
“These two officers’ actions, along with all involved in this incident, helped save this man’s life. We are proud of the department and these two officers for the continued high level of service we strive to provide for our community,” said Chief of Springboro Police Department.