Officer saves woman's life while off-duty at son's school

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) " A Jersey City police officer is being called a hero for his quick action in saving an elderly woman's life while off-duty at his son's school for an awards ceremony.

NJ.com reports (http://bit.ly/2ftLmA8 ) Officer George Noutsopoulos was leaving School 33 on Monday when he heard that a boy's grandmother had collapsed in the hallway and wasn't breathing.

Noutsopoulos says the woman didn't have a pulse when he arrived to her location and she was fading.

The West District officer administered CPR to the woman and applied a defibrillator for several minutes before she regained a pulse and started breathing again.

Noutsopoulos says he wouldn't have been in the right place at the right time if he hadn't stopped to tell his first-grade son to clean his desk.

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Information from: NJ.com, http://www.nj.com

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