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Getting Results Award winner uses CPR to save a life

Tony Dossett saw a crowd gathered and knew something was wrong

ORLANDO, Fla. – Tony Dossett is this week's Getting Results Award winner.

Dossett, an investigator with the state attorney's office, spends many of his days chasing leads and driving the roads of Central Florida. 

But April 22 of last year fate put him in the right place at the right time. Dossett was approaching the intersection of Orange Blossom Trail and Oakridge Road when he noticed a crowd gathered in the parking lot of Papa John's Pizza.

"It didn't look right," he says, looking back.

He didn't know it at the time but Mark Kendall had just collapsed, suffering from severe cardiac arrest.  

"I thought somebody had been hit by a car, I didn't know what happened," describing the scene that day.

"Right after I got there I could tell he wasn't breathing. I started doing chest compressions and did that until the fire department got there." 

His keen eye and quick thinking ended up saving Kendall's life. "I'll never be able to thank that man enough," Kendall says. "That man is a hero." 

Dossett chalks it up to just doing what he knows. "I'm a police officer," he says, "somebody needed help and that's what we do."