Wilson County Lt. James Lanier went to a comedy show on Sunday in Nashville hoping for a fun night out with friends and family. When a woman in front of them in line collapsed, the decorated veteran and law enforcement officer’s first responder instincts kicked in.
As a member of the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office, Sundays and Mondays are Lanier’s days off. After hearing that comedian D.L. Hughley was scheduled to perform at Zanies on Sunday, Lanier and a group of family members and friends bought tickets, eager to see a comedian who they have enjoyed for a long time.