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Man reunited with officer who saved life during traffic stop

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KENNEBUNK, Maine (NBC) - A traffic stop in Maine ended up saving a man's life and recently, the man had the opportunity to meet his hero.

The last time Scotty Falconer saw Kennebunk police officer Matthew Harrington was the evening of July 26 when Falconer was handing over his license and registration.

He had a heart attack, his wife saying that he had slumped over the wheel.

Wednesday, 84-year-old Falconer was reunited with the first-responders who helped save his life during that traffic stop. It was an emotional meeting that left him speechless.

Falconer said he took a different route than usual the night of the incident.

"I never go that way to the ice cream parlor. I always go another way and I said, 'I think I'll go this way today.' Good thing!" he said.

Kennebunk's board of supervisors honored Officer Harrington and Officer Michael Tucci for the way they reacted that evening.
 
"It's absolutely amazing. Any time we can save a life and positively affect someone like this, it's fantastic," Harrington said.

Falconer got a little something too. After the incident, he said Officer Harrington ruined his pink shirt when he yanked him out of the car, so the department gave him a new one. It says: "I survived a KPD traffic stop."


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