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Sanitation worker reunited with mother of 3 he saved on the job through CPR

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Ray Davidson and Kelly Plummer were reunited on Monday. (WSMV) Ray Davidson and Kelly Plummer were reunited on Monday. (WSMV)
CLARKSVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Two families were brought together Monday to witness something special. What united them was a moment when a life was at stake. Quick action resulted in a life being saved.

"I'm not a hero," said Ray Davidson of Clarksville. "I was just in the right place at the right time."

Davidson sat outside the Clarksville Police Department Monday holding a bouquet of flowers. It was almost time for a meeting that had been on his mind for days.

"I just thank the Lord I was there at that time," he said.

Two weeks ago, Davidson was on his usual route, picking up trash on Sandpiper Drive through Waste Industries. He spotted a woman who had been walking her dogs collapsed in the middle of the street.

"She wasn't moving," he said. "She wasn't breathing."

Davidson called 911.

"There's this lady laying in the middle of the road," Davidson told the 911 dispatcher. "Her face is completely red. She's not moving."

"Is she breathing?" asked the dispatcher. "She's not breathing?"

"I'm trying to stay calm, this is crazy," said Davidson, as the dispatcher walked him through CPR on the phone.

"You're fine," the dispatcher replied. "You're fine. You're doing a great job. She did gasp for air?"

"She tried, yeah," Davidson replied.

"This lady had no one else to help her, so I had to," Davidson said.

By Monday, Davidson learned the woman was a mother of three who didn't know she had pneumonia and had gone into cardiac arrest.

Davidson wanted to see her again just to know she's OK. After the two-week wait, he was reunited with Kelly Plummer.

"I'm so glad you're OK," said Davidson, hugging Plummer and then handing her the flowers. "These are for you."

"Thank you so much," she replied. "Thank you for everything. Can I hug you again?"

Plummer continued meeting people including Amie Hodgin, the 911 dispatcher, and Officer Amberlece Berman, the first officer to get to the scene.

"I'm so blessed that they were there to help," Plummer said. "I had angels all around me that day."

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