Concord Police Officer Performs CPR, Saves Man’s Life at Burger King

June 6, 2014 · 37 comments

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A Concord Police Officer saved a man’s life by performing CPR at Burger King on Ygnacio Valley Rd. in Concord on Friday morning just before noon.

According to sources, the man was choking on food and stopped breathing. The officer gave the man mouth-to-mouth, and brought him back to life.

The man was breathing when paramedics arrived on scene.

The officer’s name hasn’t been officially released at this time.

1 Marianne June 6, 2014 at 2:01 PM

It’s nice to hear about good things going on in claycord.

2 Bill June 6, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Nice to see a good Cop story for once.. Good job Officer!

3 Shirley Wilson June 6, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Thank you Officer, I am proud of our Concord Police Department!

4 Clayton Squirrel June 6, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Made me go grab a tissue.

5 Indeed June 6, 2014 at 2:27 PM

What a great job by a great Police Officer. I’m proud of Concord Police as well.

6 Cowellian June 6, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Well Done!

7 Deborah June 6, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Thank you CPD!!! This officer is a true hero! So proud to call his family – friends!!!

8 J R June 6, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Thank you for a really good job. . . .

9 Fig Newton June 6, 2014 at 3:23 PM

It goes with out being said,,,,,,,,,,,,,we have the best Officers with CPD!

10 Me June 6, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Fact is if they did all the good cop stories on Claycord and other news, they would be full everyday of good stories. But the media, most, do not. Only bad. And out of millions of calls a week I would imagine in the US, you will have a percent. But all in a days work for a cop. One of ours saved a woman who ODed on heroin recently you did not even hear about in the paper or anywhere. Too bad we only see the bad stuff on Facebook. We are making people hate cops I believe when the vast majority are good, and I get sick of it. Nice to see a good story, you probably will not see all over Facebook.

11 Kelly Anne June 6, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Awesome! Good job.

12 itsme June 6, 2014 at 3:28 PM

He’s the hero of the day! Good job officer! Just wondering if the person that he saved is one of those that complain about the police…..

13 Eddie spaghetti June 6, 2014 at 3:56 PM

So, if he’s choking on food, performing CPR will help?…….I would think that all you would need to do is remove the obstruction. I don’t believe for one second CPR was performed on anyone.

14 TinFoiler June 6, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Awesome! These Officer’s should be recognized, too many other cops doing beatdowns ruin it for the rest of them.

15 @eddie #14 June 6, 2014 at 4:30 PM

It says the person stopped breathing. READ.

Moron.

16 GREAT JOB OFFICER June 6, 2014 at 4:31 PM

A whole hearted thank you from citizens like me who support law enforcement officers not only here but everywhere.

I hope someday I can shake your hand.

17 foonman June 6, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Wouldn’t it be interesting if applying for a drivers license, you had to ride one shift with a officer? These people have to meet difficult situations at times. Good guy………….

18 foonman June 6, 2014 at 4:41 PM

Why did I assume its was a male officer? getting old…………

19 Constant Reader June 6, 2014 at 4:57 PM

THANK YOU CPD Officer!!!!!

20 mamatosix June 6, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Awesome job! Thank you for sharing this story.

21 Atticus Thraxx June 6, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Even TinFoiler giving a tip of the cap. Sweet job officer!

22 Momo June 6, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Along with what #10 said people don’t want to hear good news. I remember several years ago channel 5-CBS news tried doing a 1/2 hour news broadcast just about good deeds done in the Bay Area. They cancelled it after a couple of months. Nobody watched it. The radio station KCBS still does it. It’s called the Jefferson awards. Great news story every day. There are great people in the Bay Area doing great things.

23 Thanks for posting this - please post more GOOD COP stories... June 6, 2014 at 6:04 PM

I like the good cop stories. Please submit more to the mayor so he can post them!

24 @ the moron #16.... June 6, 2014 at 6:44 PM

Why did the person stop breathing????????????????

I hope to god no one like you is involved in EMS.

25 FRANCIS BARKER June 6, 2014 at 7:24 PM

We need more police like this to rescue and save someones life!!!!!!

26 Antler June 6, 2014 at 8:34 PM

My first thought was “WAIT! Heimlich Maneuver FIRST if someone is choking on food!!!…… then CPR….”. So maybe that’s what went through Eddie’s mind as well?

Maybe we will read more details. But in the meantime, I am just so glad the man is alive. Emergency training is the greatest…..thank goodness a policeman was nearby!

27 Momo June 6, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Maybe the article mentioned CPR as a blanket term for using emergency procedures to save the mans life

28 Momo June 6, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Though why we are arguing about the term used is beyond me! Everyone should be happy the man was saved.

29 wibbly June 6, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Kudos to the officer for a wonderful feat, but luckily the officer didn’t breathe in…

30 Concord resident June 6, 2014 at 9:32 PM

CPR is used as a last resort to remove the obstruction. If someone is unconscious there really is no safe way to do the heimlich with out injuring yourself or the victim. Good job cpd

31 Dr. Jellyfinger® June 6, 2014 at 10:36 PM

I performed the Heimlich Maneuver on a very voluptuous woman once (no, really…. she was choking). Unfortunately she finished before I did….. it was like… OK! I spit it out, I’m alright… YOU CAN STOP NOW!

32 Michelle June 6, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Wonderful job, officer! The life you saved could have been my own.

33 Good but eww! June 7, 2014 at 9:57 AM

So the thought of someone choaking on a Whopper(tm) would make me think twice about helping. Good I’m not in that line of work. And hopefully there aren’t people like me around when I need the help because I would likely add more to his obstruction and I removed!

34 EdiBirsan June 7, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Gold Star all round.

35 Russell June 7, 2014 at 1:41 PM

Great job CPD. Good reminder that everyone should learn CPR.

36 babytruck June 7, 2014 at 3:57 PM

:) Thank you

37 Mary Fouts June 8, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Great news! I agree we need these good deeds reported in the press more often. My experience with people has shown me that most people truly are good and decent, including first responders and public citizens. Unfortunately, the bad people and their behavior can sometimes be most easily remembered.

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