Gary Lucas of Louisville, Kentucky was in the right place at just the right time to help save a man in need of emergency care. As reported by WAVE 3 News, the St. Matthews Domino’s Pizza deliveryman had just completed his work shift and along his way he heard a woman’s screams coming from a home. "Then she said, ‘Somebody please help me.' So I ran over there," Lucas recalled. "I think she was on the phone with 911 and they told her to put him on the floor. So we got him on the floor and just kept going."
The 911 dispatcher walked Lucas and the victim’s wife through the steps to administer CPR while emergency personnel were enroute. Lucas was not trained in the life saving procedure, but he didn’t hesitate. "She was tired. She was weak from doing it. And she told me to take over and so I jumped to it," explained Lucas.
St. Matthews Police Department detective Dennis McDonald told the station, "The Domino's delivery driver who was performing CPR was absolutely exhausted because he was working so hard." Lucas said, “I was tired and I was sweating… After I got done, EMS come in, I was sitting over on the couch like saying, I took my hat off and kinda. And the cops said, ‘You okay?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, I’m just hot.’
The emergency services workers took the man, who has asked that his name and medical condition be kept private, to the hospital where he is reportedly resting. Police say that if it wasn’t for Lucas, the man could have met a different fate.
Det. McDonald commended Lucas saying, "Obviously this Domino's delivery driver is a hero." But Lucas remained humble and said, "I wouldn't go that far. They're the heroes. Our cops and our military and they're the heroes. Not me."
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