Woman Saves Life Of Man Suing Her Parents in a Logan Courtroom
CENTERVILLE, Utah – A Centerville woman found herself in a precarious situation in a Logan courtroom.
While there as a witness, she stepped in to save the life of the man suing her parents.
“He says, ‘You’re a liar. You’ve been lying,’” said Brooke Allsop, of the man suing Brooke’s parents over a farm lease.
“He’s just one of those old men that you just…very interesting, you know. You think, ‘darn you,'” she said.
While the 86-year-old man was representing himself in the courtroom, he started to have a seizure.
“…and I look up and he’s making this sound. It’s the sound when you know something bad has happened,” said Allsop.
Allsop is a certified stroke nurse. In that moment she swung into action.
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In courtroom surveillance video, you can hear her leading the charge. The judge even jumped in to take turns administering CPR.
“Your training just kicks in, I guess. And (I realize) there’s no pulse and just say, ‘okay.’ And, I start compressions,” Allsop said of the experience.
“When I saw the video of my mom doing that I’m like ‘Wow, you’re a hero,'” said her 8-year-old son Everett.
While the lawsuit will continue once the plaintiff feels better, the man tells me he’s thankful for Brooke’s actions.
“I think, in that moment. even being a nurse… you just want to help. You can see the best in someone even if they call you a liar,” she said, laughing.
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