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December 03, 2013
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Colo. cop saves diabetic's life, stays at bedside

Officer Dwayne Huddleston went the extra mile and took her son out to keep his mind off his ill mother

By Wayne Harrison
The Denver Channel

DENVER — A Denver police officer went above and beyond recently to save a diabetic woman's life.

Officer Dwayne Huddleston was conducted a welfare check on Alexis Davis, who is a severe diabetic, after she failed to show up for work.

Calls to her phone and knocks on her door brought no response, so Huddleston decided that forced entry into her apartment was in order.  Once inside, Huddleston found Davis unresponsive.  He immediately called paramedics who rushed her to the hospital where she was stabilized, but in a coma.

The next day, Huddleston met with Davis' family and her 7-year-old son, Landon.  He took Landon to see his patrol car and arranged for him to visit the fire station and meet with firefighters who assisted Landon's mother on the initial call for help.

Eventually, Davis emerged from a coma with no brain damage and was able to meet the Denver police officer responsible for saving her life.

"Officer Huddleston exemplifies everything our community and our agency stands for," Denver Police said in a Facebook post. "On this day we give thanks for officers like Dwayne Huddleston who know a call is not just a call, it’s an opportunity to make Denver a better place for the entire community."

Reprinted with permission from the Denver Channel

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