Kent, WA - Inside Kent Meridian High School Officer Scott Rankin sees students every day. One always stood out. 16-year-old Xavier Hunter was active in theater and choir. A student with a zeal for life.
On the morning of November 6th, friends thought he was acting here, an incident captured by surveillance cameras.
Rankin saw Hunter, unconscious, he ran outside and grabbed his department issued automated external defibrillator. He came back in.
Rankin sent an electrical charge through Hunter's system and performed CPR. Medics worked in that high school hallway before rushing the teen to the hospital.
"I remember when I woke up in a hospital bed, but I don't remember anything before that."
Doctors told Xavier he suffers from a rare condition causing his heart to beat too fast, and in this case stop.
"They find it more in athletes and older people - so it was shocking for me to get it."
A week later he was back at Kent Meridian, and singing the praises of his school resource officer.
"If it wasn't for him, I'd be dead probably."
Rankin, a KM High grad himself, and the teen, are now not only bonded by school colors, but an unusual chapter in this high school's history.
KING via CNN Newssource