Sheriff's deputy credited with life-saving gym moves

Aug 3, 2017

An off-duty sheriff's deputy is being praised for saving a man who collapsed while exercising at a local gym.

Deputy Richard Lundberg
Credit Erie County Sheriff's Office

Erie County Sheriff's Deputy Richard Lundberg was working out at the gym in Cheektowaga Wednesday when he noticed another man exercising had collapsed. Police say Lundberg sprang into action, immediately performing CPR on the unresponsive man.

Lundberg then used an automated external defibrillator to help revive the man. Police say by the time first responders arrived, the man was responsive with a steady heartbeat. 

Lundberg is no stranger to heroic actions. The sheriff's office says Lundberg's K-9 found a lost autistic teen in 2016. In 2014, the deputy used a defibrillator to help revive a man who had passed out in a Springville restaurant.