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Chicago Police sergeant saves a grandmother’s life

Updated: January 4, 2013 6:19AM

The life of a grandmother, who became unconscious while en route to the hospital, was saved Sunday morning thanks to the quick actions of a Chicago Police sergeant.

Sgt. Mark O’Conner responded at 9:15 a.m. to a call of an elderly woman not breathing in Englewood, according to a release from police News Affairs.

The woman’s granddaughter said the 84-year-old was suffering from severe chest pains, and while on the way to the hospital, the woman slumped over the car seat and became unconscious, police said.

The woman’s heart was not beating, but O’Conner was able to resuscitate her by performing CPR, police said. Chicago Fire personnel then transported her to Holy Cross Hospital, where she was listed in stable condition.

Physicians stated that the woman had suffered a heart attack, police said.

Responding firefighters credited O’Conner for saving the woman’s life.

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