MANCHESTER, N.H. (CBS) – Four New Hampshire police officers are being praised for their quick actions as they helped save a man who collapsed in the station’s lobby.
Just before 9 a.m. on Tuesday a 51-year-old man was in the front lobby of the Manchester Police Department when officers noticed he seemed pale and was slumped over.
“He looked to be deceased, to be honest with you,” said Sgt. Peter Marr.
Officers Victoria Catano and Sgt. Marr checked the man’s pulse. When they could not locate a pulse, the officers began CPR.
Catano retrieved a nearby automatic external defibrillator (AED) and Marr began chest compressions.
Lt. Joe Mucci and Lt. Nicole Ledoux joined in the rescue efforts and helped with chest compressions.
They were able to revive the man before the ambulance came.
None of the officers involved wanted to be called “heroes.”
“Guys are out there every day doing this stuff, it might not be chest compressions but arresting a domestic violence suspect or making an arrest in a shooting about to take place. You could say that about every day,” said Sgt. Marr.
Manchester Police did not release the name of the man or his condition but the officers who saved him said they hope to meet him some day.
The man was treated for a possible heart issue.
“The officers’ swift and immediate actions most likely saved the man’s life,” Manchester Police said.