Nurse saves police officer suffering from heart attack during arrest

A Claremont police officer is lucky to be alive after suffering a heart attack while leading a petty theft suspect to his patrol car on Wednesday, December 30. Officer John Muhr collapsed shortly after arresting 28-year-old William Nolan III of Palm Springs, who stole a tip jar from Some Crust Bakery. Officer Muhr was on the ground for over a minute, his skin turning purple due to lack of oxygen. Luckily, an off-duty nurse was nearby and performed CPR along with other officers on the scene. Officer Muhr regained consciousness and was taken by ambulance to the hospital. Officer Muhr is doing well and reportedly visited the station just 48 hours after the incident. He is expected to return in four weeks. The nurse is expected to receive an award from the department in the coming weeks. Mr. Nolan was arrested for petty theft and the tip jar was returned to Some Crust.


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