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Life of elderly man saved at RCSO southside precinct
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Sheriff's office deputies at the new Southside precinct and Rockdale Fire and Rescue helped save the life of an elderly man.

On Tuesday, April 30, around 3:30 PM, an elderly female drove up to the new Southside Precinct with her husband unresponsive in the passenger seat of their car.

The female ran inside the building, asking the front office clerk for help. The clerk called for an investigator in the building to help and then dialed 911.

The investigator and a deputy went out to the car and found the elderly male in the passenger seat. The elderly male was not breathing and had a faint pulse. They were able to get the male out of the vehicle and onto the ground, where they began performing CPR.

The Rockdale County Fire Department and EMS arrived with a few minutes and were able to take over CPR and transport the elderly male to Rockdale Medical Center. The male had been having chest pains earlier in the day and his wife was in the process of driving him to his doctor when she pulled into the new Southside Precinct, which had just opened a week earlier.

"I am thankful for Ms. Fergerson's quick thinking, and for Deputy O'Connor and Investigator Anderson being able to revert to their CPR training," said Sheriff Eric Levett. "They did an outstanding job and very possibly saved this man's life."

At last check, the male was still in the hospital for observation, but was in stable condition.