Officer in Henry Gates flap tried to save Reggie Lewis - BostonHerald.com The Cambridge cop prominent Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. claims is a racist gave a dying Reggie Lewis mouth-to-mouth resuscitation in a desperate bid to save the Celtics [team stats] superstarâs life 16 years ago Monday. âI wasnât working on Reggie Lewis the basketball star. I wasnât working on a black man. I was working on another human being,â Sgt. James Crowley, in an exclusive interview with the Herald, said of the forwardâs fatal heart attack July 27, 1993, at age 27 during an off-season practice at Brandeis University, where Crowley was a campus police officer. Denies heâs a racist, wonât apologize Though he harbors no âill feelings toward the professor,â a calm, resolute Crowley said no mea culpa will be forthcoming. âI just have nothing to apologize for,â he said. âIt will never happen If he did nothing wrong, he should not apoligize.