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Maine Officer Saves Elderly Motorist's Life at Traffic Stop

July 31, 2014  | 

A traffic stop in Kennebunk, Maine, on Saturday turned into a lifesaving encounter.

After Kennebunk police officer Matthew Harrington pulled Gavin Falconer, 84, over for speeding, Falconer slumped over in his vehicle. He wasn't breathing and had no pulse.

"I've been lucky all my life," Falconer told WMTW TV.

You don't often hear someone say he was lucky to be pulled over for speeding, but Falconer's weekend traffic stop may have just saved his life.

"He came running back and saw me there. He yanked me out of the car, ripped my beautiful pink shirt -- but that's all right, it was old anyway -- and I guess I was gone. No pulse. Nothing. And he started giving me CPR," said Falconer.

That CPR and the shock from a defibrillator brought Falconer back to life. He woke up in the hospital

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