Every day, there are untold stories of law enforcement officers and first responders saving the lives of innocent victims. Rarely do their stories make into the mainstream news.
When a cop saves a life, or in the case of patrolman Aaron Franklin, seven lives in one day, in two separate incidents, only the local media can be bothered to report about it. When a cop saves lives, it’s not sexy enough for major news outlets who choose instead, to provide non-stop coverage of protests against law-enforcement officers, like the one in Memphis where 36 officers were injured by angry mobs after US marshals shot and killed 20-year-old Brandon Webber, who was wanted on several warrants. The criminal who Memphis residents rioted over, was running away from law enforcement when he allegedly rammed his car repeatedly into officers before exiting the vehicle with a weapon.
Local News 5 Cleveland reported on the incident:
A Massillon officer who saved six teens from a storm drain Monday also saved a driver from a suspected overdose.
After a harrowing rescue involving six teens from the rushing waters of Sippo Creek, Officer Aaron Franklin, of the Massilion Police Department, rescued another person from a near-death experience.
The man was pulled from the driver’s seat of his truck after he crashed into two cars and went unconscious in the area of Lincon Way West at Main Avenue.
The officer told someone close by to grab the Narcan out of his cruiser. He administered the Narcan on the man to reverse the suspected opioid overdose.
He started chest compressions and after nearly two minutes, the man started to breathe as the ambulance arrived.