Police officer grateful to doctors and others who helped save his life after heart attack

Published: August 17, 2012

Category: Cardiovascular Center, Medicine

One moment, Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Patrolman Michael Pickering was in pursuit of a suspect. A few minutes later, he was in the back of an ambulance, on his way to Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. It was Jan. 20, when Pickering felt a pain in the center of his chest during the chase and called for paramedics. Now on the stretcher, Pickering, 50, felt tired. He wanted to close his ... [More]