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Police Officer Saves Paramedic’s Life

ATMORE, Ala. — Arthur Odom saved Susan Odom s life Friday morning.

Susan is a paramedic with Atmore Ambulance. Arthur is an officer with the Atmore Police Department. They ve been married for 4 1/2 years.

Last Friday morning, Susan worked off her shift and went home. Arthur left for his shift. Pretty routine morning for this couple. But it ended up being anything but routine.

As Susan was eating breakfast, she choked. Being a paramedic, she knew what to do to try to clear her own airway, but nothing was working.

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