ATLANTA - An Atlanta police officer, who was a paramedic on 9/11 in New York City, recalled what it was like being a first responder on that tragic day.
Atlanta police officer Jay Pagan recalled the moments he said he almost lost the will to live while trapped by debris under a fire truck for nearly an hour. He said he started struggling to breathe and began losing hope.
He thought he would never meet his unborn daughter.
"I thought I would never have a chance to meet her and see her grow," Pagan said.
Atlanta police officer Jay Pagan said he almost lost the will to live while trapped by debris under a fire truck for nearly an hour on 9/11 in New York City. (FOX 5 Atlanta)
Pagan said New York firefighters saved his life after they heard his cries for help.
Pagan's daughter is now 19 years old.
Pagan currently works in APD's K-9 Unit.
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