Kane County Officer Thanks Medic Who Revived Him In Ambulance

Jennifer Keiper
April 03, 2019 - 8:32 pm

courtesy: Kane County Sheriff's Office

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(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A paramedic saves a local sergeant's life, and the two meet for a second time since the incident.

In January, Sgt. Aaron Feiza with the Kane County Sheriff's Office went home and lost consciousness. In the ambulance, his heart stopped, but medic Dan Cooper with the South Elgin and Countryside Fire Protection District revived him. 

Sgt. Feiza later learned he had a genetic heart defect and now has a pacemaker.

He has recovered and paid a surprise visit to Cooper.

“To be honest, I didn’t even recognize him, because I was in such distress at the time,” the officer said.

Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain was also at the visit.

“You don’t expect somebody who’s 42 years old to have a life to go through a life event like that. It opened a lot of our eyes. We had to pay recognition to Medic Cooper,” Hain said.

The group gave the medic a specially designed plaque.