Officers perform CPR on heart attack victim

March 26, 2008 5:14:56 AM PDT
A man who had a heart attack on the way to the opera says has two Chicago police officers to thank for saving his life. On February 16, a woman saw Hector Sabelli collapse on the sidewalk. She called police. Officers Mathew Dorn and Artemio Pena performed CPR until the paramedics arrived.

Sabelli was taken to the hospital, where he recovered. On Tuesday he thanked the officers in person.

"I know that if it weren't for your skill, your ability to perform under pressure I would not be here today. This is that simple," said Hector Sabelli

The officers say the firefighters on the scene deserved just as much thanks.