There’ve been plenty of game-saving plays at Raiders games over the years, but it’s not often someone turns in a life-saving effort like an Oakland Police officer did on Monday night.
A man who was clinically dead when Oakland Police officer Daniel Mullens arrived on the scene was brought back to life in the Coliseum parking lot before the Raiders game, thanks to the efforts of the officer and other first responders, KRON-TV reported.
Mullens, a five-year veteran and a lead safety instructor for the department, is also part of a crew of bicycle officers who patrol the Coliseum during games. After getting a call of a man in distress, he sprung into action in the jam-packed lot.
“When I arrived on the scene I saw bystander doing CPR on this gentleman who was down on the ground, at that point I checked for a pulse, had no pulse,” Mullens told KRON-TV. “They were clinically dead at that moment.”
Mullens said he and other first responders performed CPR for about 15 minutes until finally they were able to revive the man’s pulse and breathing.
In the television interview, the officer said it took a group effort to save the man.
“Because of the chest compressions and the quick CPR by bystanders, quick response by us and the paramedic units, at this point he is still alive,” Mullens said.
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For his part, Mullens said he was just doing his job.
“I am here to help people and every opportunity I get to do that, I will take every single one of them,” Mullens told KRON-TV.
A Raiders win and a life saved. Not a bad opening night at the Coliseum.
Source:: The Mercury News – Sports