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University of Kentucky employees, students credited with saving officer's life

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDKY) - The University of Kentucky is crediting employees and a student for saving the life of one of its officers Thursday.

UK said employees Chip Carter, Walter Robinson and Matt Burns along with student-employee Brandon King administered CPR on officer Alan Saylor at the UK Gatton Student Center after Saylor collapsed from a heart attack. Student worker Alan Rosenzweig called 911.

Saylor is now listed in good condition at UK Chandler Hospital.

"I want to thank the wonderful staff members of the Gatton Student Center who acted so quickly and skillfully to help me," Saylor said. "With Brandon King being a nursing major at UK, he certainly put his training to use. I am truly grateful to everyone who has been instrumental in saving my life."

"The UK Police family is grateful for the quick actions of the student and staff members who provided first aid to Officer Alan Saylor," UK Police Chief Joe Monroe said. "Those individuals, along with the quick response from the Lexington Fire Department and the team at UK HealthCare, did an excellent job in contributing to saving Alan's life."

Monroe added that CPR training is important, as it helped save the life of one of his officers. You can call UK police to obtain CPR training.

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