Bollinger's wife and daughter filed the suit in November alleging three Snyder police officers did not allow Debra Bollinger to administer CPR to him after he suffered an apparent heart attack at his home.
The city's response states the officers did not stop Debra Bollinger from performing CPR and in fact, the suit claims she was not performing CPR when they arrived at the residence.
The latest filing also states that the officers invoke "the protections, rights and privileges afforded them under the doctrine of qualified immunity" and they performed their "discretionary duties in good faith while within the scope of their authority."
The attorneys for the city requested that the federal court deny all claims of the plaintiffs and that the plaintiffs recover nothing by the suit. Representing the city are Aaron Dorfner and Melinda Hamm of the Midland law firm of Cotton, Bledsoe, Tighe & Dawson.
Representing the Bollinger family are Richard L. Arnold and Joe F. Smith, both of Dallas. U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings ordered the plaintiff's attorneys to answer the issue of qualified immunity by Feb. 20.