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] superstarâ€™s life 16 years ago Monday. â€śI wasnâ€™t working on Reggie Lewis the basketball star. I wasnâ€™t working on a black man. I was working on another human being,â€ť Sgt. James Crowley, in an exclusive interview with the Herald, said of the forwardâ€™s 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 heâ€™s a racist, wonâ€™t apologize Though he harbors no â€śill feelings toward the professor,â€ť a calm, resolute Crowley said no mea culpa will be forthcoming. â€śI just have nothing to apologize for,â€ť he said. â€śIt will never happen If he did nothing wrong, he should not apoligize.