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Policeman Saves Man's Life Caught On Video

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  Original Published: 3/7/2013

A Georgia woman says a police officer saved her son's life after he stopped breathing and the incident was caught on surveillance video.

Mike Paluska has the story.

The police officer was constantly calling his name, Tim, Tim can you hear me," says Timothy Keith Haynes' mother, Linda Tyler.

Haynes called his mother around 2 a.m. Tuesday, for help.

He was having trouble breathing.

Tyler says when she arrived, her son walked out to the car with no problems, then they began the drive to the hospital, but would never make it.

"He said mom, I am not going to make it, I am not going to make it mom hurry, then he had a light seizure and then his body just went limp he stopped breathing on me," says Tyler.

She saw Forest Park Police Officer Christopher Simmons; car parked at the gas station and pulled in.

Simmons and Tyler pulled Haynes out of the car and brought him inside the store.

"I have been through several CPR classes, my instinct kicked in, I knew exactly what I needed to do and just kind of blocked everything else out and got it done and was lucky to get him back," says Officer Simmons.

After a few minutes of chest compressions, Haynes came back to life.

"I can't even begin to describe to you how bringing a human being back to life feels. It is truly humbling. It's an exciting experience... it made my job worth it," says Officer Simmons.

Tyler and Simmons met for the first time last Friday night and she still can't begin to thank the officer enough for saving her son.

"He wouldn't be here today, thank God for him, thank God for him.. My son wouldn't have made it without him, he wouldn't have made it. I just thank God for Chris," says Tyler.

   
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