Sunday, April 9, 2017

A wedding day he'll never forget

John O'Rourke got married on March 28. He's a member of the Indiana University Police Department, assigned to the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. But he was in Sanford, Florida for his wedding, and on the way to the church he stopped for a quick snack at the best donut shop in the Orlando area, Donuts To Go. He was waiting in line when he noticed a crowd hovering over a child in the dining area.

A little girl was having a seizure, and onlookers were too shocked to call paramedics. He rushed over to the crowd and instructed someone to call 911. After speaking briefly with the emergency operator on the phone, he began giving the child CPR and chest compressions. By the time paramedics arrived she had started breathing again. In appreciation for his heroism, he was given a free box of donuts. Then he was off to the second most important thing he'd do that day -- get married.

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