Secret Service’s Quick-Acting Rescue Caught on Camera Outside of White House

Steve Neavling

Two quick-acting Secret Service agents are being credited with saving the life of a 59-year-old woman who collapsed in front of the White House, ABC News reports.

The first patrolling Secret Service Uniformed Division officer on scene discovered the woman had no pulse Thursday afternoon.
“He assessed the situation, she was unconscious and unresponsive, and so he radioed in another uniformed division officer,” Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie told ABC News today.

“She was not breathing and was turning blue,” Ogilvie said, adding the second officer was a trained EMT.

The entire 16-minute rescue was captured on camera, show the officers administering CPR and using an automated external defibrillator device.

“They actually delivered a shock, and continued with compression until DC Fire [Department] responded,” Ogilvie said of Officer William Grimmer, who first saw the woman collapse, and Officer Thomas Hammond, the trained EMT.

The woman was taken to George Washington Hospital, where she was recovering, authorities said.

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