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Columbus Officers Act Quickly to Save One of their Own

WEST COLUMBUS (Jen French) -- The police academy is where officers train, and where some recently had to jump into action to save one of their own.
 
Officers described Commander Gary Dunlap as athletic and funny. They said he was laughing and joking with his colleagues in a classroom last Wednesday, before officers found him slumped over and unconscious. Medics said he was likely under cardiac arrest.

Sgt. Michael Evans, Lt. Mark Gardner and Det. Kim Atwood started performing CPR. Commander Michael Springer was nearby and grabbed a defibrillator. In those tense moments, officers said it was teamwork that kept Commander Dunlap alive.

"When I ran back into the room, I could see the three of them doing CPR. Mark was giving rescue breaths. Mike was giving CPR," Springer said. "You get, like, tunnel vision."
 
Dunlap had regained consciousness by the time the ambulance arrived. Officers said was asking everyone around him what happened.

Dunlap is expected to recover at Mount Carmel West Hospital for a few more days. He was in fair condition Friday evening and is expected to be ok. 
 



 
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