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Officers honored for saving retired colleague's life

Quick actions by 3 officers helped another who was having heart attack

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Two Jacksonville police officers received lifesaving medals for their actions in June that saved a retired officer's life. 

Retired Officer Randy Faulk, 59, was working out on an elliptical inside the gym at the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office when he had a heart attack and passed out. Officer Trey Oman,  Officer Anthony Skinner and Community Service Officer Eric Moore jumped into action.

They quickly performed CPR and called in rescue crews. 

Faulk was taken to a hospital, where doctors discovered a 99 percent blockage in his artery, and he had emergency surgery to place a stent in his heart. 

“A lot of times, there's nobody at the gym,” Faulk said. “Fortunately that day they were, and if it hadn't been for their quick actions, CPR and calling rescue, I don't believe I'd be here today."

Faulk worked with JSO for more than 35 years.

Oman and Skinner were awarded JSO lifesaving medals, and Moore was presented with a certificate of commendation for his efforts that day.

The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department also presented lifesaving medals to the three men for their efforts.