RCSO Deputies Save A Life

Nov 21, 2020 at 06:55 am by WGNS

(L-R) Deputy Gregg Speck, retired Deputy Greg King

(MURFREESBORO) Two Rutherford County deputies and a farmer were credited with working together to save an unconscious driver's life at a crash that occurred last Wednesday in front of the the Dollar General store on Epps Mill Road in Christiana.

An unidentified farmer used his truck to stop the driver’s vehicle from moving into the street.

Sgt. Dan Goodwin reported Deputy Gregg Speck and recently retired Deputy Greg King saw the driver’s face had turned blue and he wasn’t breathing. King entered the vehicle and they began emergency care.

Goodwin explained, “Speck delivered several chest thumps to the driver to stimulate both breathing and cardiac activity. It worked.”

Speck said the driver opened his eyes.

Emergency Medical Services paramedics took over treatment of the driver.

Deputy Speck commented, “When he was put on the stretcher, he was awake.” 

Goodwin said Speck used his training to save the driver’s life.

“Deputy Speck and retired Deputy King are to be highly recommended for their quick action,” Goodwin said.

Also, King nominated Speck for a Life Savers’ award.