In a routine traffic stop, Maine State Police Trooper Doug Cropper pulled a man over for speeding. Little did he know he was about to save a life.
After stopping the vehicle, Cooper returned to his car to write up a citation. However, when he returned he noticed something wasn’t right. He explained:
“I noticed his head was back up against the head rest, mouth open, and he didn’t look like he was breathing, And he was actually discolored.”
So without a second thought, Cooper pulled the man from the vehicle and began performing CPR. Luckily, an ER nurse saw what was going on and stopped to assist.
After giving the man a dose of Narcan — which can help stop an opioid overdose — the man was rushed to the hospital where he is expected to recover.
Cooper is incredibly grateful that he decided to stop a man for speeding at 6:30 in the morning. And the man — whose name has not been released — shares in his sentiment.
“He thanked me,” Cropper said.
The man added that, for him, it was a much needed wake up call.
The Portland Press Herald released the entire video of Cooper’s heroic save: