Oregon – A Life Saving Governor

SALT Report 3350 – Pretty awesome story for a former emergency room doctor/governor.  Kitzhaber needs a cape.

“The governor was driving to dinner shortly after 5 p.m. near Southwest Main and 13th Avenue when he saw “someone along the edge of the street who seemed to be attempting to resuscitate a woman” lying on the ground, Nkenge Harmon Johnson said in an email to The Oregonian.

The governor ordered his driver to stop, Harmon Johnson said, then “jumped out of the vehicle” and ran to the woman’s aid to begin giving CPR. He directed one of his state police security guards to call paramedics, who took over from Kitzhaber when they arrived.

The incident, first reported by KGW-TV, is one of several in which Kitzhaber — a former emergency room doctor — has administered emergency first aid.”

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Gov. John Kitzhaber performs CPR on woman lying unconscious on Portland street