ELYRIA — Lorain County sheriff’s deputies helped to save a potential juror who suffered what appeared to be a heart attack Wednesday at the Lorain County Justice Center.
County Common Pleas Judge Chris Cook said the man was one of a pool of citizens brought in to potentially serve on a civil case in his courtroom. He said the man and other jurors were waiting to come up to his courtroom for jury selection when the medical event happened.
Sheriff’s Sgt. Josh Croston said Deputy Mike Folley was the first one to respond when he heard about the man having labored breathing and called for an ambulance.
Croston said he had been driving to a meeting, but he quickly returned to the Justice Center and went to the jury assembly area on the first floor to help.
He said Folley went to get an automated external defibrillator, and the two deputies used it to revive the man in addition to giving him chest compressions and rescue breathing until emergency medical personnel arrived and took the man to the hospital.
“Everything worked like it was supposed to,” Croston said.
Cook said that the man was taken to University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center for treatment and was listed in stable condition there Wednesday.