- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 13, 2014

KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) - Two Kennebunk police officers have been honored for saving a man who went into cardiac arrest during a traffic stop.

The town’s board of supervisors honored officers Matthew Harrington and Michael Tucci at Tuesday’s meeting. The officers were also reunited with the man whose life they saved - 84-year-old Gavin Falconer.

Falconer was pulled over by Harrington for speeding on July 26.

During the stop, Falconer had a heart attack. Harrington performed CPR and a minute later Tucci showed up with a defibrillator.

Falconer says he and his wife were heading for their favorite ice cream parlor, but usually take a different route. He says it was pure luck that he chose a new route.

Falconer also got a new pink shirt to replace the one ripped during the rescue.


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