Trooper didn’t have to think twice about how to save the life of an overdose victim

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State Lifesaving Award given to local State Trooper
MOSCOW, ID - The heroic actions of one Idaho State Trooper are honored by a prestigious award.

Trooper Christopher Middleton was just given the Lifesaving Award for saving the life of a woman in Latah County on May 27th. Middleton retrieved his breathing mask and automatic external defibrillator from his vehicle and used it on a woman who had overdosed on methamphetamine. An action that trooper Middleton says they are trained for and one he didn't think twice about.

"You know the fact that they nominated me was really neat, said Middleton. “I didn't ask, I just came back and was ecstatic about the fact that she lived so getting this is kinda icing on the cake for me."

According to health care officials without using the AED to shock her heart she probably would not have survived. The Lifesaving Award is one of the most prestigious honors, with only a handful given out around the state.