Troopers Perform Life Saving CPR on Side of the Road

ROCKVILLE, Md. (March 28, 2011) — Two Maryland state troopers possibly saved the life of a Montgomery County woman early this morning, using CPR, after finding her on the side of the road in a disabled vehicle, suffering from an apparent asthma attack.

The woman is identified as Denise Murray, 23, of the 16,000 block of Kipling Road in Derwood, Maryland. She was admitted to Suburban Hospital and is said to be in serious condition.

Shortly before 1:00 a.m. this morning, troopers from the Rockville Barrack received a report of a disabled vehicle located on the shoulder of northbound Route 270 at Exit 1. Police were told the driver of the disabled vehicle was inside the vehicle and hysterical without a cell phone to call for help.

Troopers, assigned to the Rockville Barrack, immediately responded and found Murray sitting in the driver’s seat of a black Jeep Liberty, crying and gasping for air. It appeared as though Murray was suffering from a severe asthma attack. While struggling to speak, she was able to communicate her inability to breath. She also indicated to the troopers that she felt like she was about to faint, when she suddenly became unconscious.

Trooper First Class A. Kolle quickly reclined Murray’s driver seat and rendered cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) while Trooper First Class A. Crucillo monitored her pulse to ensure she was receiving oxygen until EMS personnel arrived on the scene. Murray was transported to Suburban Hospital where she is currently being treated.

Source: MSP HQ

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