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JON L. HENDRICKS | THE TIMES Porter County Sheriff David Lain stands next to a truck where he and Porter County Sheriff's officer Mark Harris administer CPR to a man after his truck ran off of County Road 400 North and John Road in Valparaiso on Thursday.

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 CPR.

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 CPR.

 

JON L. HENDRICKS | THE TIMES Porter County Sheriff David Lain stands next to a truck where he and Porter County Sheriff's officer Mark Harris administer CPR to a man after his truck ran off of County Road 400 North and John Road in Valparaiso on Thursday.

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