Officer Performs CPR on Man Overdosing, Saves Life

Just before 2:00 am Thursday morning officers responded to a report of a man overdosing in an abandoned house in  the 1000 block of E. Republican Street.  Officer Do located a woman inside the house, calling for medics and screaming that someone was dying.  Officer Do entered the house and located an unconscious man lying on the floor.  The man was not breathing and did not have a detectable pulse.  Officer Do immediately began CPR on the man and continued until he regained consciousness.  Seattle Fire personnel arrived and provided the man with additional medical aid.  The 37-year-old man was treated at the scene and later transported to the hospital for further evaluation.

As a reminder, Washington law provides immunity from criminal drug possession charges for anyone seeking medical aid for themselves or someone else experiencing an overdose.