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Tyler officer involved in giving the gift of life

Officer James Turner. Officer James Turner.

Released by The Tyler Police Department:

Around 8:30 a.m., on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, Tyler Motorcycle Officer Jimmy Turner had just completed a traffic stop in the 2600 block of S. Broadway near the Post Office.  A citizen ran up to Officer Turner and advised him that a woman had just collapsed in the Post Office parking lot next to her vehicle.

Officer Turner immediately ran over to the woman and quickly realized she had no pulse.  Officer Turner called for medical assistance and began chest compressions until Fire and EMS arrived on the scene.  Tyler firemen utilized the defibrillator twice to regain her heartbeat.  The 45-year-old female, identified as Lisa Jones of Tyler, was transported to a local hospital and is expected to recover thanks to the quick response of Officer Turner.

In August of this year, Officer Turner was also involved in giving life back to a small 3-year-old child who was discovered at the bottom of the pool at a birthday party he was attending. The child was pulled from the pool and Officer Turner administered CPR until the child regained consciousness and started to breathe on his own.

We are proud of Officer Turner and all First Responders for all that they do each and every day.

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