Off-duty Cop Saves 3-Year-old Girl On the Way to His Wedding

Off-duty Cop Saves 3-Year-old Girl On the Way to His Wedding

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John O’Rourke’s wedding day wasn’t just exciting because of the ceremony – he also saved the life of a little 3-year-old girl.

John had stopped into a Donuts To Go in Sanford, Florida for some breakfast before the big ceremony on March 28th. While he was waiting in line, he noticed a crowd of people hovering over a child; the girl was having a seizure and all of the onlookers were too shocked to call paramedics.

“It had to be a donut shop,” said O’Rourke. “You can’t make this up.”

John rushed over to the crowd and instructed someone to call 911. After briefly speaking to the emergency operator on the phone, he began giving the child CPR and chest compressions.

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By the time paramedics arrived, the girl had started breathing again and John was given a free box of donuts as a thank you for his heroic actions.

“I just sat in my car, for about 20 minutes, processing everything,” he said.

According to the Indiana University Police Department, no one at the wedding ceremony was surprised to hear about that morning’s events – not even his newly-married wife Virginia.

One officer was quoted saying: “You know John – he’s always at the right place at the right (or wrong) time.”

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  1. Great story- there is so much negative press about police officers right now, but we must remember that most of them (including my fiance’s father) are doing great, heroic, wonderful work!:) GOD PLEASE BLESS THEM AND ALL OF YOU WITH ONLY MUCH HAPPINESS AND HEALTH ALWAYS- GOD IS GREAT ALWAYS!!!:)