Off-duty Oklahoma troopers credited with saving man’s life after he collapsed at little league game

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Two Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troopers save a man's life at little league football game.

CUSHING, Okla. – A pair of Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers are credited with springing into action to save a man’s life during a little league football game last week.

Last Saturday, Lt. Jeff James and Trooper Tony Harper found themselves in the exact same spot.

James was watching his daughter cheer, while Harper was coaching the fourth grade football team in Oolagah last Saturday.

While walking out of the stadium, Harper said he saw a man bent over and looked like he was having trouble breathing.

“I stopped to check on him to see if he was okay and he informed me that he didn’t need any help and just asked me to go along,” Harper told KJRH.

A few minutes later, Harper’s son saw the man on the ground. At the same time, Lt. James saw the man collapse.

Immediately, the pair began CPR.

“We lost his pulse actually a couple of times. Tony started doing chest compressions, I kept his airway opened, and we got him back a couple of times,” James said.

According to KJRH, the man is OK and is out of the hospital now.

“It makes me feel great to make sure that gentleman is able to see another day, his family’s able to enjoy him another day,” Harper said.


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