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Rochester Police Officers Perform Life-Saving CPR on Woman, 57

Officers Jeffrey Firman, Paul Kahrs performed CPR on woman who wasn't breathing.

Photo Credit: Patch File Photo.
Photo Credit: Patch File Photo.

Two Rochester Police officers are being lauded for their life-saving efforts after performing CPR on a woman who wasn't breathing, according to Police Chief Steve Schettenhelm.

Officers Jeffrey Firman and Paul Kahrs were dispatched Tuesday evening to the Spartan Inn Motel for a report of a woman not breathing, according to Schettenhelm. The officers began chest compressions and rescue breathing on the 57-year-old woman and after about five minutes of CPR efforts, the woman's heartbeat and breathing resumed, according to Schettenhelm.

The Rochester Fire Department soon arrived and took over medical duties. 

According to Schettenhelm, the woman was alert and talking with the staff at Crittenton Hospital later that evening. 

"We are very proud of the life-saving efforts of the two officers and the teamwork between the police and fire departments that ensured continued medical care and quick transport to Crittenton Hospital," Schettenhelm said in a statement. 

Al Ada October 12, 2013 at 03:34 PM
To protect and serve! Nice work officers!
Scott October 12, 2013 at 06:02 PM
What a great story. These officers responded with a sense of urgency and empathy.

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