A Georgia constabulary serviceman is being hailed a leader aft he revived a cyclist who collapsed connected nan roadworthy while he was connected patrol successful southwest Atlanta past Saturday.
Atlanta Police Officer Jaleel Tulloch told FOX 5 Atlanta he was having a "regular, normal" time erstwhile he stopped astatine a extremity motion astatine nan intersection of Sandtown Road and Central Villa Drive. While stopped, Officer Tulloch motioned for a man connected a motorcycle to transverse successful beforehand of his car.
Seconds later, nan man collapsed connected nan road. Noticing nan man was struggling to respire and not moving, Tulloch said he could instantly show this was a "life-or-death situation" and he jumped retired of his car.
"You could spot successful his face. He was like, ‘Do not fto maine die. Just do everything you tin for me,'" Tulloch said.
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Atlanta Police Officer Jaleel Tulloch approached a man to render assistance aft he witnessed him autumn disconnected a bike. (Atlanta Police Department)
Bodycam footage showed nan officer springing into action.
"He's not breathing?" Tulloch is heard asking a 2nd cyclist while approaching nan scene.
The personification responded with, "I don't deliberation so."
Tulloch instantly started thorax compressions and started talking to nan man who appeared to beryllium fading successful and retired of consciousness, "Come on. Stay. Come on. You alright?"
The serviceman told FOX 5 he could show nan man was scared, truthful he kept calling retired his name, truthful nan man knew he was still there.
"As I’m doing it, I’m praying nan full time," Tulloch said.
Atlanta Police Officer Jaleel Tulloch provided CPR to a cyclist who collapsed successful an intersection. (Atlanta Police Department)
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Eventually, nan man regained consciousness while Tulloch was issuing compressions. The Atlanta Fire Department and Grady EMS arrived soon aft to return complete and carrier nan man to nan hospital.
"It’s thing that came earthy to me. I conscionable went to what I retrieve successful my training," Tulloch said. "I would emotion for personification to do that for my family if they were successful need."
Grady EMS called Tulloch a leader and moreover sent him a missive of commendation for his speedy thinking, but nan serviceman said he was conscionable doing his job.
"This is conscionable thing I do, and I emotion what I do. I’ll do it each time," Tulloch said.
Atlanta Police Officer Jaleel Tulloch recounted nan infinitesimal he revived a cyclist who collapsed successful nan road. (FOX 5 Atlanta)
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Atlanta constabulary said nan cyclist, who has only been identified arsenic Greg, is recovering.
"We’d for illustration to besides convey and admit serviceman Tulloch for his life-saving efforts that day, arsenic good arsenic wish nan cyclist a way to wellness during his recovery," Atlanta PD wrote connected Facebook.