MEDFORD (CBS) – Two State Troopers saved a Mass Highway worker’s life Tuesday.

Troopers Thomas Loughran and Geoffrey Stokes were working a paid detail on Route 28 at the Assembly Square Mall in Somerville when they saw the DOT worker suddenly collapse.

He had a massive heart attack.

“Myself and Trooper Stokes began CPR and we continued CPR until the Somerville Fire Department showed (up),” Trooper Loughran told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Wednesday.

The man, identified only as a 60-year-old from South Boston, was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he’s now recovering.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey reports

Stokes said they get CPR training every six months and they don’t think much about it – until they have to use it.

“We come across a lot of unusual things in our job and this is just one of them. I haven’t had too many opportunities to use my CPR training. It’s good that we were close by,” he said.


Comments (4)
  1. Joe says:

    Finally, with so much heartbreaking news we get a positive and uplifting news story. Good job officers! Very good job indeed!

  2. Anthony J. Elas says:

    Thank you to both Troopers Thomas Loughran and Geoffrey Stokes for their service of saving this man’s life and showing tax payers the need and justification for having a system of taxation (one that is fair and not-corrupt). Your selfless act of courage, dedication, and service to the Commonwealth exemplify the mission of law enforcement – the preservation of life.

  3. Lori says:

    WOW, they actually DO something good instead of harrassing people (and no, I’ve not been harrassed but have seen and heard of people who HAVE been.)

  4. ireland60 says:

    Thanks Troopers Loughran & Stokes for your quick response I am sure the victims family are so grateful that you were there & able to save their loved one.

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