Sirens & Gavels

Deputies credited with saving man’s life

Two deputies saved the life of an 84-year-old man who suffered a heart attack Thursday, the Spokane County Sheriff's Office said Friday.

Deputy Ray Miller was patrolling near the area of Thorpe and Assembly roads in southwest Spokane County when he saw the man's car blocking 37th Street.

As Miller approached, Deputy Matt Gould, who was off duty, stopped at the truck and told Miller he thought the man needed medical attention.

The man was in the driver's seat and said he'd eaten oatmeal and coffee at a restaurant and didn't feel well, according to a news release. He couldn't stop vomiting but refused medical assistance. Miller noted the man was sweaty and pale and called medics.

Medics confirmed the man was having heart problems; they later contacted Miller and said the man had just completed open heart surgery and had been suffering a heart attack when deputies contacted him.




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