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Coos Bay officer: 'We're not here just to give people tickets; we're here to help people'

Coos Bay Police Officer Darrell Babb (SBG)

COOS BAY, Ore. -- A Coos Bay police officer continues to be applauded for his life saving efforts, but he says he was just doing what any other officer would have done.

Officer Darrell Babb was at the Empire Boat Ramp Monday afternoon when someone flagged him down because a man was having a severe medical emergency in in a car.

Officer Babb began CPR and didn't quit until medics arrived.

The victim and companion were from out of town.

Babb says when he got to their car, the other person was on the phone with dispatch but didn't know where they were.

"Every single member of this department and every other department that I know of would have done the same thing,” Babb said. “We're not here just to give people tickets; we're here to help people, whether that be medical or if they're a victim of a crime or something like that."

The man having the emergency was taken to Bay Area Hospital.

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