‘A team effort:’ West Allis first responders save man’s life after heart attack, crash

  • Source: WITI Fox Channel 6
  • Published: 10/11/2018 10:08 PM

Just before midnight in September, Michael Scharf doesn't remember first responders breaking his window, pulling him out or attempting to find a pulse. Scharf, 52, had just suffered a heart attack and West Allis police officers were the first to find him, locked inside of his car that had just crashed. "He wasn't breathing, couldn't find a pulse at all," said Officer Daniel Foy of the West Allis Police Department. Officer Foy and other responding officers began CPR, while one of them ran to his squad car to get the automatic defibrillator. "You see this guy who's struggling, he's still trying to fight for his life and we're just trying to be there to help bring him back," said Officer Foy.


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