Following firefighter’s death, Highlands Ranch man remembers day he saved his life

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HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — South Metro firefighter Cody Mooney passed away from complications of brain cancer on Saturday. In the days since, those who were touched by the 31-year-old have shared their stories. Mooney’s death strikes an especially sad note for Michael Solomon of Highlands Ranch.

“I’m here because of Cody Mooney,” said the 82-year-old in an interview with FOX31 investigative reporter Rob Low, who happens to be Solomon’s son-in-law.

“He kept my heart beating in the ambulance,” said Solomon, referring to the day in June 2017 when he went into cardiac arrest. Mooney happened to be the paramedic on duty.


“He was quite an amazing person, amazing medic and father,” said Solomon.  The then-81-year-old was rushed to Sky Ridge Medical Center, where his heart stopped beating in the emergency room three separate times. Each time, it was Mooney who brought him back to life.

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