People

Subscribe

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Celebrity

Maine Officer Stops Elderly Driver for Speeding, Saves His Life Instead

Posted on

Adam Kazmierski/Getty

Not many people can say they owe their lives to a near speeding ticket.

But 86-year-old Gavin Falconer can. He was pulled over Saturday by a police officer in Kennebunk, Maine. But shortly after handing over his license and registration, Falconer suffered an apparent heart attack and slumped over without a pulse.

Police say Officer Matthew Harrington quickly transitioned from writing out a warning for the speeding infraction to administering CPR. A second officer then arrived with a defibrillator.

Falconer was brought to a hospital and is recovering. He tells WMTW-TV that he hopes to see the officer again and thank him.

Harrington says the incident is proof there is no such thing as a “routine” traffic stop.

RELATED: Tables Turned! See a Trucker Pull a Cop Over for Speeding
[IMAGE” “” “” “0” ]

Want more stories like this?

Sign up for our newsletter and other special offers:

sign me up

Thank you for signing up!