Liberty Lake husband saved by Safeway employees after heart attack

Posted: Jun 17, 2018 6:34 PM PDTUpdated: Jun 17, 2018 6:34 PM PDT

Liberty Lake husband saved by Safeway employeesLIBERTY LAKE, Wash. -Guardian angels of the grocery store; that’s what one Liberty Lake family says after their loved one had a heart attack outside the Safeway in Liberty Lake.

Judy Thompson and her husband, Jack, were about to go in the grocery store when Judy turned around to get her purse from the backseat.

She turned around noticed Jack was slumped over the wheel so she quickly ran inside to get help.

Within seconds, Judy says employees from the Safeway ran out to help give Jack CPR.

Judy says the employees performed CPR for a few minutes until first responders showed up to take over.

Jack was taken to Sacred Heart where he’s currently in a medically induced coma, but Judy and Jack’s daughter, Bonnie, say guardian angels were watching over them.

“We went there last night to actually try and find them and there were still a few there," Bonnie Cannon, Jack’s daughter, said, “and the manager on duty at that time asked have you eaten, do you need something?”

"Just go pick something out, it's complimentary you have to stay nourished and we hugged and it's just amazing the people and we just can't thank them enough,” Cannon said.

The family says even if something bad happens, they can’t thank those employees enough for their self-less actions.

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We know better than anyone how hard UFCW members work to put food on the table for America’s families – and our union family also believes that no hardworking man or woman should struggle alone. Which is why we work hard for those in need, supporting our brothers and sisters at the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) in their “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive.

Thanks to all those that volunteered:

Phil and Aiden Miller, Fred Meyer 351, Ranee' Johnson, Safeway 1299, Jackie Keen and her members, SEIU Local 775, Alex Garcia, UFCW  1439 Secretary-Treasurer, Jeff Hofstader, UFCW 1439 Union Representative, William Gaither, UFCW 1439 Union Representative, Dana King, Bookkeeper, Karen Gude, Facilities Manager.

Kinzie Michael – Spokane United Way, Kim Bristlin – Newport Safeway, Stacy Butler – Walla Walla Albertsons, Eric Renner-President,UFCW Local 1439, Alex Garcia – Secretary-Treasurer, UFCW Local 1439, James Perez – Yakima Safeway, Lisa Collins – Chelan Safeway, Peggy Hancock – Richland Albertsons (not pictured), Darlene Pogue – Richland Albertsons (not pictured).