EDGEWATER, Colo. (CBS4) – An officer who suffered a heart attack while trying to arrest a suspect is improving.

Officer Michael Nesbitt went into cardiac arrest Thursday night while trying to take Connor Doughety into custody.

Michael Nesbitt (credit: Edgewater Police Department)

Connor Dougherty (credit: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office)

Dougherty allegedly tried to fight officers after crashing his scooter in a high school parking lot while under the influence.

Nesbit remains on life support in critical condition, but doctors are optimistic he’ll recover.