Video: Fla. deputy uses CPR to save student's life
The school resource deputy jumped into action when a student collapsed during lunchtime
By Suzie Ziegler
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — Deputy Pedro Colon is being hailed a hero after officials released video of him performing life-saving CPR in a crowded school cafeteria.
According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, a student was suffering a medical emergency Oct. 12 when the school resource deputy jumped into action.
The deputy’s bodycam video shows him performing CPR on an unresponsive student. After several minutes, the student becomes alert and sits up.
Medics later arrived and took the student to a hospital, the agency said.
"Deputy Colon's quick call to action was heroic and had it not been for his efforts, we might be looking at a very different situation today," said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "This incident goes to show the importance of the CPR training all of our deputies receive. It's a prime example of being ready to serve when called upon. I want to thank Deputy Colon for giving this student a second chance at life."
This is Colon’s first year as an SRD at Strawberry Crest High School, according to the agency. Prior to that he worked as an SRD at another high school for 11 years.