Salem Domino’s delivery driver saves customer’s life

Salem,Ore. — Employee’s at Domino’s Pizza in Salem say something just didn’t seem right when they suddenly stopped getting orders from a regular customer.

“He usually gets chicken wings, sandwich, pasta, sometimes a pizza,” said General Manager Sarah Fuller. “He orders every day, every other day.”

Late Saturday night, employee’s checked the computer, and realized 48-year-old Kirk Anderson, who lives about two miles away, hadn’t ordered food in 11 days. “So I sent a delivery driver over to his house and he saw lights on and heard the TV, but couldn’t get him to answer the door. So we called his phone went right to voice mail,” said Fuller.

Delivery driver Tracey Hamblen called 911, and deputies went to check on the man. Fuller said, “That’s when they heard him calling from inside that he needed help so they broke open the door and they got him to the hospital.”

He needed immediate medical attention. Fuller said, “Paramedics just said that he was lying on the ground in there, they don’t know how long or when the stroke actually happened.”

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office issued a public thank you on Monday, saying employees at Domino’s Pizza made all the difference in helping to save the man’s life.

“I think we were just doing our job checking in on someone we know who orders a lot so felt like we needed to do something,” said Fuller.

The man has ordered food from the Salem Domino’s since 2009.

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