Wisconsin Rapids Police Revive Unresponsive Motorist

Police officers are taught to trust their instincts when they see something out of the ordinary, so when Officer Jordan Jazdzewski noticed a minivan sitting in the middle of Gaynor Avenue Thursday afternoon, he knew it was something he should check up on.

"I thought it was a little weird, I just wanted to make sure everything was OK, that his vehicle was not broken down or anything like that so I stopped and let dispatch know. I stopped out their and checked on the driver and events unfolded that it turned out to be a medical emergency." Jazdzewski said.

Police dash-cam captured the entire scene.
Officer Jazdzewski exited his squad car and discovered a 74 year old man slumped over in the vehicle.
That is when he and fellow officer Drew Borchardt lept into action.
The two performed CPR until paramedics could arrive.
Officer Jazdzewski says that his continued training is likely what allowed him and the other officer to save the man's life.

"Over the last few years the CPR keeps updating what they want you to do so we stay up to date on all of that. Obviously yesterday that all came into play and it helped out. " he said.

The officers are very grateful that friends and family of the victim have stopped by the police department to say thank you, but they believe it was just another day at the office.

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