Auto Defibrillator, San Jose Cop, Save Man's Life

A San Jose police officer met the man who's life he saved

By Marianne Favro
|  Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013  |  Updated 7:04 PM PDT
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A San Jose officer helped save a man by giving him CPR at the Mineta San Jose International Airport. Marianne Favro reports.

A San Jose officer helped save a man by giving him CPR at the Mineta San Jose International Airport. Marianne Favro reports.

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You could call it the thank you of a lifetime, for a lifetime.

Today, San Jose police officer Robert Dale went to O'Connor Hospital in San Jose to pay a visit to the man he gave CPR to Monday at Mineta San Jose International Airport. The man he saved is 43 year old Frank Nunez.

On Monday at the airport Nunez heart stopped beating.

That's when Dale sprang into action, grabbing a nearby automatic defibrillator.

“To my surprise it said shock. The patient and I thought his is the real deal. He needed a shock to get his heart started again, so I delivered a shock,” Dale said.

After the shock Dale gave Nunez CPR, then shocked him again until he regained consciousness.

Tuesday afternoon Nunez personally thanked the officer for saving his life.

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