January 25, 2021

Troup authorities perform CPR during I-85 emergency

Deputy Mayfield and Inv. Massengill of the Troup County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Mayfield and Inv. Massengill of the Troup County Sheriff’s Office

(Troup County, GA) — On Saturday, June 4, the Troup County 911 center received a call regarding a vehicle that was facing the wrong way on Interstate 85 and dispatched the call to deputies with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigator Eric Massengill and Deputy Matt Mayfield responded to the call and once on scene it was immediately determined that the adult driver of the vehicle was having a medical emergency and appeared to unresponsive.

Deputy Mayfield and Inv. Massengill were forced to gain entry into the locked vehicle and once inside, they found the driver had no pulse and was not breathing.

At that time the driver was removed from the vehicle and Mayfield and Massengill began CPR and placed an AED device on the driver.

CPR and shocks from the AED were delivered to the patient and this continued until fire and EMS personnel arrived. Once the patients care had been taken over by EMS, he had regained a heart rhythm and was breathing and as of today is doing remarkably well.

Were it not for the quick response of the Inv. Massengill and Deputy Mayfield and the use of the AED and other lifesaving measures it is quite certain this may have very well been a different outcome for the patient.

Thank you Eric and Matt, for going above and beyond the call of duty. We would also like to once again recognize the Heart of West Georgia for their generous contributions of this and the three other AED devices earlier in the year.


  1. Immediate CPR and AED Defibrillator is a perfect lifesaving combo! Like these two Gentlemen. Thanks sirs!

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