May 28, 2008


(Cooper City, FL) – Jamal Hack, 61, (center) reaches out to thank Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Doug Lashbrook (left) and George McCord (right) for saving his life.

On May 6th, exactly three weeks to the day, Mr. Hack was discovered on the side of the road by a passing car. The unidentified motorist found Dep. Doug Lashbrook conducting traffic enforcement in the 5100 block of SW 106 Ave. The motorist told Lashbrook there was a person lying on the sidewalk up the street. Dep. Lashbrook radioed in and headed towards the 5800 block of SW 106 Av. Hearing the call, Dep. George McCord, a CPR/AED instructor who recently returned to road patrol after five years in the training unit, also responded. Dep. Lashbrook arrived on scene and found Mr. Hack unconscious and unresponsive on the east side of SW 106 Ave. He did not have a pulse, so Lashbrook started CPR while McCord arrived with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). McCord hooked the patient up to the AED and delivered a shock to the patient, successfully restarting the man’s stopped heart.

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue units from Cooper City Station #28 responded and continued the resuscitation efforts. Mr. Hack was attempting to breathe on his own as he was transported to Memorial Hospital Pembroke, where induced hypothermia, a process to cool the patient to prevent brain damage common with heart attack victims was instituted. Mr. Hack was later transferred to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood where he underwent additional life-saving cardiac procedures.

(ADDITIONAL CAPTION INFO): Seated in the second row (L to R): Interim City Mgr. Bruce Loucks, Commissioner Neal deJesus, BSO District Chief John Hale, Dist. Fire Chief Mike Campbell, Dep. Fire Chief Todd LeDuc, Dr. Narendra Upadhyaya, from Memorial Hospital Pembroke who treated Mr. Hack.

Photo by Mike Jachles/Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue

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