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3 NHP Troopers Honored For Saving Wells Woman

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Three Nevada state troopers are being recognized for saving the life of a Wells woman this spring.

Shonna Jarman survived an apparent heart attack thanks to the quick work of the three highway patrol officers — one on-duty, one off-duty and one who is Jarman’s neighbor.

The Elko Daily Free Press reports Jarman telephoned off-duty Trooper Greg Monroe when she started having severe chest pains on May 1.

Monroe then called on-duty Trooper Melvin Knudsen to assist at the scene, where Jarman lost consciousness and the officers performed CPR.

Her neighbor, Sgt. Tamrah Jackson, soon joined them with an automated defibrillator and was able to shock Jarman into breathing on her own again.

NHP Chief Troy Abney presented the three troopers with lifesaving medals at a ceremony last week.

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