Preds CEO applauds Lebanon officer's quick action to help a fan in medical emergency

Posted at 4:49 PM, Sep 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-19 17:49:19-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Preds fan experienced a medical emergency during Monday night's game. He ultimately passed away, but the Preds CEO sent a letter to the Lebanon Police Department applauding an officer for the help he gave during the incident.

Veteran FTO Nate Beatty was off duty watching the game when a man in his section passed out due to a medical issue.

In the letter, CEO Sean Henry said Beatty immediately ran to help the man, laying him on flat ground and beginning CPR until emergency personnel could arrive.

Henry went on to write "Nate was quick to respond, did not skip a beat, and did a great job communicating with everyone present. He truly went above and beyond helping in this situation. The Nashville Predators and Bridgestone Arena are grateful for Nate, he is an irreplaceable asset to the community."

Police officials said the man suffered a cardiac arrest and passed away, saying their thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

They also expressed their support and gratitude for Beatty, saying he exemplified "the true spirit of a first responder, on and off duty. We are very proud of his efforts and commend him for his actions and service."