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Chattahoochee Hills’ Police Officer and Spouse Save Two Lives

Government and Politics

December 28, 2021


Chattahoochee Hills, GA– A local couple is alive today because of the acute awareness, training, and quick action by a police officer and his wife.

On Sunday, December 19th 2021, while traveling to a family event, Corporal Joseph Wells and his family came across a vehicle on the side of the road in Carrollton, GA.   As they drove past the vehicle, Corporal Wells noticed a male and female occupant slumped over inside. Cpl. Wells turned around to check on the welfare of the individuals. In doing so, he discovered both were unconscious and not breathing. Cpl.

Wells immediately called 9-1-1 and began CPR on the male. His wife Lauren, who is nine months pregnant, began CPR on the female occupant.  They continued to provide these life-saving measures until emergency medical assistance arrived on the scene to take over. Both occupants were transported to the hospital.  As a direct result of the expedient, lifesaving actions of Cpl. Wells and Lauren Wells, these two individuals survived and are alive today.

According to Chattahoochee Hills Police Chief Jim Little, “This incident is an example of the courage, leadership, and duty Corporal Wells displays while working in Chattahoochee Hills. We are always on duty and ready to respond. I am thankful and proud of Corporal Wells and his wife Lauren,” continued Chief Little.