- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts sheriff’s officer who lost his son to heroin teamed with an inmate to save another man from the same fate.

The Essex County sheriff’s office said corrections Sgt. Dennis Laubner was supervising five inmates doing litter pickup Monday in Lawrence when a young woman pulled behind their van. She said her boyfriend was unconscious in her car after overdosing.

Officials said Laubner and inmate Dennis Dicato gave the man CPR, and he revived by the time an ambulance crew came to administer a heroin antidote. Laubner said they “were just human beings helping another human being.”

The Eagle-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1R0r9wi) Laubner told the woman about his son and urged her to get her friend addiction help. Lauber said it was no coincidence: “God put me here today to save a life.”

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