Sarasota man saves co-worker's life

- They work together, making sure the city of Sarasota runs smoothly. 

Right now, Brandon Johnson and "Mo" Marvin Harris are missing one of their hardest working co-workers. 

"He's always healthy. He's always smiling. He's a joyful guy," said Harris. 

John Trumpet has been part of the utilities crew for 13 years. 

His co-workers rely on him and until recently he never realized how much he'd rely on them. "We were talking about football...and then he just faded out on me," said Johnson. 

On his second day on the job, Brandon Johnson was getting to know John. As they drove down Orange Avenue, John suddenly passed out. 

"I thought it was a joke at first because I'm new," said Johnson. 

Then his foot hit the accelerator. 

"I just moved his foot. Reach over applied the brake and put it in park," recalled Johnson. 

It turns out, John was having a heart attack. 

As soon as Brandon was able to stop the truck, he made two phone calls: one to 911 and the other to his boss who just happened to be down the street.

"He was trying to breath about after 2-3 minutes he wasn't breathing. His heart wasn't beating. Anything," said Harris. 

Brandon and a Good Samaritan waited for paramedics as Mo started CPR. 

He'd just learned the technique last spring during a required class. 

"I didn't know it was going to work, I didn't know what I was doing," said Harris. 

Suddenly John started breathing. 

"Something happened and something was done right. I just thank God," he said. 

Recovering at home, John's family counts their blessings. 

"We are so grateful and blessed that they stepped in and saved his life," said his wife Tawanda Trumpet. 

John and his work crew now realize the importance of that one CPR class. 

"We used to joke on the job if one guy passed out throw water on him, that's it call an ambulance. The course itself paid off...I feel blessed. Truly blessed," he said.

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