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LAPD Sergeant Saved Man's Life After Freeway Crash

August 25, 2015  | 

A Los Angeles police officer and three unidentified people were credited Friday with rescuing a man from a car that crashed on the 110 Freeway near Harbor Gateway and saving his life with CPR.

Sgt. Robin Petillo of the department’s Southeast Division encountered a five-car crash Monday while driving south approaching the 405 Freeway. When she stopped to help, she saw a man unconscious in his car. Three people helped her pry open the mangled door, but she found he was not breathing and was without a heartbeat.

Petillo performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation and, with the aid of three officers who arrived to help, continued chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, and removed the man from the car.

Doctors revived the man at County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, the Daily Breeze reports.


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Jon Retired LEO @ 8/25/2015 7:11 PM

Good job Sgt. Petillo. This should show the trouble makers that there are true professionals in the LAPD. However they won't like it because there is nothing to riot over.

S.S. @ 8/26/2015 7:40 AM

Helluva job Sarge.

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