Eric Devers, a state trooper in Ohio, is being called a hero after he saved the life of a truck driver. The whole ordeal was captured on video in which you can hear Eric repeatedly saying, “Keep breathing.” and, “Don’t You Die.” The driver, whose name is John Depue, crashed his truck into an embankment.
John was taking low, gasping breaths, and his eyes were halfway closed when Eric approached him. Then he then stopped breathing, and his eyes rolled to the back of his head. Eric began CPR as soon as he realized John was not breathing. He administered CPR until the paramedics arrived on the scene. John soon began breathing on his own and the paramedics took John to the Wilson Memorial Hospital.
He later made a complete recovery. The Ohio State Highway Patrol stated that Eric saved John’s life and as a reward received a Certificate Of Recognition for his heroic efforts.
The video of Eric saving John’s life has become very popular on social media. It has been viewed over 971,000 times on Facebook and has received over 7,400 likes. People are encouraged to thank Eric for his efforts by sharing the story with their family members and friends. We need more officers as good as this one!