MORROW, Ga. - It was a Halloween night rescue call which was plenty scary for a woman who had passed out in her car in the parking lot of Southlake Mall in Morrow. Fortunately, a Morrow Police Officer, mall security guard, and an off-duty nurse didn't hesitate to take action in saving the woman's life.
"When I arrived on-scene, the female was unresponsive in the vehicle," said Lt Kasey Jordan, who works security at Southlake Mall.
Jodan said when he spotted an unconscious woman slumped over the steering wheel in the parking lot near the food court he called for assistance.
Morrow Police Major G. Tatroe, who was working an off-duty job at the mall, responded to the Halloween night call.
Mall surveillance video shows Tatroe breaking a side window with his baton to reach the woman in time.
"He was able to gain entry. We were able to assist the female. To assist her with CPR," said Lt. Jordan.
Jordan said when he pulled the woman out of the vehicle, the car was still running and in gear. Major Tatroe put it in park to stop it from rolling.
Seconds later, a woman who identified herself as an off-duty nurse arrived to help.
Off camera, she, Lt. Jordan, and Major Tatroe worked hard to save the driver's life.
"I do appreciate the nurse. I appreciate Major Tatroe. We'll continue to do what we need to do," said Lt. Jordan.
The woman, who is in her 40s, was rushed to the hospital, alive, Morrow Police said because of the lifesaving efforts of the trio.
Shoppers at the mall including Tom Curvin were impressed with the Lt. Jordan, Major Tatroe, and the nurse.
"Police was here. Mall security jumped in, then a private citizen, a nurse comes rushing in. Don't get no better than that," said Curvin.
The city of Morrow plans to officially acknowledge their lifesaving efforts in the near future.
"Both Major Tatroe and Lt.Jordan, as well as the nurse, will all receive a lifesaving award," said Sgt. Q. Lumpkin with the Morrow Police Department.
Lt. Jordan said it was part of the job.
"I just look at my job and try to help other people in any way I can," said Lt. Jordan.
Jordan said this is the second time he has saved a life at Southlake Mall. A few years ago Lt. Jordan said he saved a man who had suffered a heart attack.