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Bingham County Sheriff’s Office: Deputies, dispatchers saved Blackfoot man’s life

April 19, 2018 GMT

BLACKFOOT — Four members of the Bingham County Sheriff’s Office will receive commendations on Monday for their quick action in saving the life of a Blackfoot man.

The sheriff’s office, accompanied by Bruce Thompson, will award commendations to dispatchers Kourtney Grisham and Samantha Cuttlers, Cpl. Jeremy Hook and Deputy Josh Eaton. The event will be held at the sheriff’s office on Monday at 9 a.m.

Authorities said that Thompson visited the Cedar Hills Gun Club in Blackfoot on April 7 when he fell victim to a massive “widowmaker” heart attack. According to the Bingham County Sheriff’s Office, Thompson’s doctor said only 3 percent of people survive this type of heart attack.

Other patrons at the gun club performed CPR on Thompson. Hook and Eaton then arrived at the scene, and they took over the administration of CPR until an ambulance came and transported Thompson to the hospital.

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Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland said Thompson walked into his office on Wednesday and wanted to make sure that the deputies and dispatchers who helped save his life get recognition.

“(Thompson) told me that too often officers and dispatchers are not recognized for their service and he wanted something done,” Rowland said in a news release.