Hamilton officer credited with saving man's life

Jason Holmes (Source: Hamilton Police Department)
Jason Holmes (Source: Hamilton Police Department)

HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - A Hamilton Police Officer is being credited with saving a man's life.

Officers Jason Holmes and Scott Arbino were dispatched to a residence on Kahn Avenue on Monday evening on a report of a man unconscious and possibly not breathing.

On arrival, officers found the 47-year-old man not breathing and without a pulse. Holmes began CPR and after some time the subject was found have a pulse and was breathing.

On arrival of the Hamilton Fire Department Paramedics, the man was transported to the hospital and expected to make a full recovery.

Annually, Hamilton Police Officers attend hours of in-service training on a wide variety of law enforcement and public safety topics.  In the fall of 2012, one of the topics covered was CPR training. 

Due to HIPAA laws the name of the subject cannot be released without his permission.

"PO Holmes did an outstanding job in recognizing a grave condition that this individual was in, and then without hesitation administered what turned out to be life-saving intervention," said Sgt. John Fischer.

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