The man lost consciousness, was sweating heavily and experiencing breathing difficulties, Sgt. Basye said by telephone Monday. He and Fairchild put the man on the floor and began CPR. Wessling cleared a path for paramedics to be able to get to the victim quickly.
They successfully revived the man, who ended up walking out of the establishment with his wife by his side.
Wessling, a police officer for 12 years, trained Fairchild while working as a feld training officer for West Carrollton police before joining the Miami Twp force.
"I'm very proud of the great officer he is," Wessling said of Fairchild.
Basye, who has 25 years of law enforcement experience as well as medical training that puts him one step below paramedic, said the nurse recently told him he spent less than two days as a patient in his home hospital in the aftermath of the episode -- which was not a cardiac event -- at Hinders.
"Whatever the episode was, [we were told] the early implementation of life support probably saved the man's life," Basye said. "God puts us in the places where he needs us."
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