A quick thinking Chico police officer helps to save a man's life. A man entered the lobby of a local motel to rent a room around 1:30 Wednesday morning when he reportedly started having a seizure and then fell to the floor. Officer Alan Gilbert arrived and noticed the man had a shallow breathing pattern and didn't have a pulse. Officer Gilbert then began to perform C-P-R on the victim and he was revived by the time medics arrived. The victim was taken to the hospital where he is listed in stable condition.
Police Chief Michael O'Brien commends Officer Gilbert for his actions that saved the man's life. Chief O'Brien said, “Each day our officers are called upon to serve the community in various capacities and that sometimes includes medical situations. We are proud Officer Gilbert is part of our family and of the work he performs for the citizens of Chico.” - according to a Chico Police Department press release.