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Aug 2, 2014 10:21 PM by NBC News

Cop pulls speeder over, saves his life after heart trouble

This traffic stop was a blessing.

A Maine police officer is credited with saving a man's life after pulling him over just before the driver went into cardiac arrest, NBC affiliate WCSH reports.

Kennebunk Police Officer Matthew Harrington, a former emergency medical technician, pulled 84-year-old Gavin Falconer from the car and started doing chest compressions, and then used a defibrillator to treat the stricken man.

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