NYS Trooper brings a man back to life!

Today, a trooper and his ability to properly use the AED gave a man his heart beat and breath back! Incredible. Truly incredible.

A state lottery worker suffered a cardiac arrest at America’s Fair on Saturday, but had the good fortune to have two state troopers trained in emergency medical procedures on hand who kept him alive.

Fellow lottery employees ran to the State Police building at the Erie County Fairgrounds shortly before 3 p. m. after the 58-year-old man collapsed.

Trooper Ross Riley and Communications Specialist James Miller took an automated external defibrillator with them and found two civilians giving CPR to the victim.

Riley, a certified paramedic, continued to perform CPR while Miller, who teaches other troopers how to use the defibrillator, administered a shock.

Police said the victim immediately regained consciousness, was taken to Mercy Hospital, and was reported in stable condition.

Since the spring of 2008, all state troopers have been trained in the use of the defibrillator, and a unit is now in all State Police cars and police buildings.