Published 4:05 pm Wednesday, November 7, 2007
By By Lydia Grimes – features reporter
East Brewton police officer Marvin Stallworth recently became one woman's hero when he responded to a 911 call.
Tierra Luckey, who suffers from severe asthma, was awakened recently having difficulty breathing. A round of medication from a nebulizer she has at home did not help the situation.
Frightened, Luckey said she woke her son, Tyran, and told him to call 911.
Tyran is used to his mother having breathing problems and he knows what has to be done. Since the treatment wasn't working, he called 911 and his aunt, Cynthia Moore, to come help with his siblings.
It is customary for police officers to be dispatched to homes requiring a visit by ambulance personnel.
On this call Stallworth arrived before ambulance workers responded. Fortunately, the officer had prior knowledge of the effects of asthma.
Stallworth kept telling Luckey to breathe and encouraging her to hold on until the ambulance arrived.
But by the time the EMTs arrived, she had blacked out.
Stallworth left when the ambulance did and later when he called the hospital to check on Luckey, he found she had been taken by Life Flight to a Pensacola, Fla., hospital.
Although Luckey wanted to publicly thank Stallworth for saving her life, the East Brewton policeman doesn't count himself as a hero.