LORAIN COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - A juror in Lorain County dropped his cup of coffee and fell down, that's when Lorain County jury commissioner Denise Diluciano knew something was wrong with an elderly man, who had showed up for jury duty on Wednesday.
Lorain County Deputy Sheriff Mike Folley was just around the corner and jumped into action.
"Well, I was just over here and the jury commissioner came out and got me said that she had a male who was having a tough time breathing," Foley said.
Deputy Mike Folley radioed for an EMS unit. Sgt. Joshua Croston was in his cruiser nearby and heard that transmission and hurried in to help.
They both sprang into life-saving action. Deputy Folley rushed down the hall to get an automated external defibrillator AED. Meantime, Sgt. Croston began administered aid.
Investigators starting chest compressions on the juror. Pads were hooked up to him and gave investigators information how to handle the situation. EMTs arrived pretty quick and took over.
A life was saved seemingly in the blink of an eye. These deputies knew exactly what to do.
Thanks also to jury commissioner Denise Diluciano's quick actions. She alerted Deputy Folley.
"The adrenaline was running. It was very high. We did have the jury group here. It was tough for everybody to watch that," Diluciano said.
She moved the 30 or so potential jurors to the back of the room as the deputies continued working on the 70 year-old heart attack victim. All three are reluctant hero.
When he first came into the Lorain County Justice Center the elderly gentleman told Diluciano that a long walk was stressful for him. That may have contributed to his heart attack.
At last word he was resting in the hospital.