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Idaho State Police Officer saved a man's life thanks to soda

Posted at 11:01 PM, Nov 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-03 01:01:58-04

An Idaho State Police Officer has been awarded with the Idaho State Police Lifesaving Award after he saved a man's life with the help of a can of soda.

Back in April, Trooper Steven Farley responded to a one-vehicle crash on I-84 near Nampa. The car, still slowly bumping down a concrete barrier. Trooper Farley found a man slumped behind the wheel of his car and quickly diagnosed that the driver was in a diabetic coma. He ran back to grab a can of Sprite from his patrol car and helped restore the man's blood sugar levels. 

"This is something that I would feel comfortable with anyone in the state police being able to do if they come across the same situation, and it's one of the things I really take pride in. Working for this agency and the people we get to work with every day," said Trooper Steven Farley of the Idaho State Police 

Trooper Farley says he knew what to do because his dad is a diabetic.