Porter County sheriff,
officer perform CPR
By Ken Kosky | Posted: Friday, October 30,
2009 12:00 am
VALPARAISO | Even though he's an
administrator, Porter County Sheriff David
Lain said he didn't hesitate to stop and
help when he came across a man who needed
The sheriff, along with Porter County police
Officer Mark Harris, performed CPR on a man
who apparently suffered some type of medical
problem while driving about 10:45 a.m.
Thursday on Burlington Beach Road, just west
of Calumet Avenue.
The man was taken away by a Valparaiso Fire
Department ambulance and his condition
wasn't immediately known.
Lain said retired Porter County police Sgt.
Mike Krawczyk saw the man's pickup truck
partially off the roadway. Krawczyk tried to
communicate with the man, but he couldn't
talk and appeared to have suffered a medical
problem, Lain said.
Krawczyk reported the situation to
dispatchers and Lain, who was a block away
at Family Express getting gasoline with
Capt. George Gonzalez, responded. Lain and
Krawczyk removed the man from his vehicle.
After failing to locate a pulse and after
seeing the man stopped breathing, Lain
started doing CPR along with Harris, who
pulled up to the scene.
Lain said the man was "in bad shape" when
whisked from the scene.
Lain said he once helped deliver a baby and
had one prior case in which he performed