Amesbury police officer saves golfer
AMESBURY, Mass. -- A fast acting, well trained police officer and his high-tech tools saved the life of a golfer in Amesbury.
“Saturday I was on patrol and I got a call that there was a person with a possible heart attack at the seventh hole at the Amesbury Country Club,” said Officer Jason Kooken.
Officer Kooken responded to the Amesbury Country Club for a call of a man down on the golf course. Kooken said the scariest part was just getting to the man -- he had to drive his cruiser on the course.
“That was kind of what I would say was the most stressful, was driving back onto the golf course because it went down those hills and couldn’t really tell what was behind those hills,” said Kooken.
When Kooken arrived on the seventh green, he saw another man already performing CPR. Then he used the portable defibrillator to revive the victim.
“Oh I definitely credit that and the quick action of the CPR by Mr. Butler that day. The last time here was the March of 2011 also used the AD to resuscitate somebody. Now this time -- and a couple other times in the past -- so it’s been very successful,” said Kooken.
Kooken said he’s thankful for the defibrillator and his training.
“But it does make me feel good that I was able to use my training and the tools to play a part in rescuing this person,” said Kooken.
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