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Cops Save Man at Home

Posted by cocreator on June 09, 2014
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Quick response with an AED is being credited for saving a life early Saturday morning.

Vigo County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 1800 Block of Oakridge Parkway in southern Vigo County just before 3 a.m.

Deputies were the first to arrive at the scene and found a 49-year-old man in cardiac arrest, not breathing and with no pulse.

Chief Deputy Clark Cottom said two of the deputies connected their AED and began CPR The man began breathing on his own and regained a strong pulse.

“Quick response by the deputies and the A.E.D. saved the man’s life,” Cottom said.

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Off Duty Cop Save Man in Parking Lot

Posted by cocreator on May 31, 2014
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A McKinney police corporal is being honored after her quick response to help to save a man who was in distress in a parking lot at a fast-food restaurant.

Melissa Taylor the Saviour

Melissa Taylor the Saviour

Cpl. Melissa Taylor was on her day off when she saw the man in need of medical help. She immediately started CPR.

“Corporal Taylor’s actions revived and kept this gentleman alive until emergency medical crews arrived,” McKinney Assistant Fire Chief Tim Mock said in a news release.

The man is now recovering. His daughter expressed the family’s thanks in a note to Taylor. “The doctors say you saved his life,” she wrote. “There are no words to express our gratitude.”

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Cops Save Man before Paramedics Arrive

Posted by cocreator on May 31, 2014
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Police in Wyoming are now carrying Automated External Defibrillators, or AEDs in their public safety patrol cars.

Sunday, March 9, Wyoming Police Sgt. Corey Walendzk arrived on scene within two minutes of a 911 call about an unresponsive man. Officers Dan Vliestra and Kresten Green followed. Together, the three deployed an AED from a patrol car and delivered a series of electrical shocks. They performed CPR until an ambulance arrived.

By the time the man was transported to the hospital, he was breathing and had a steady heart rate and pulse. In other words, the officers saved the man’s life.

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Cops Save Man during Patrol

Posted by cocreator on April 11, 2014
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Authorities are crediting an Automated External Defibrillator, kept in a police patrol vehicle, with saving the life of a 52-year-old Wyoming man who was not breathing and had no pulse following a 911 call Sunday.

The City of Wyoming placed an AED in each of the Department of Public Safety’s patrol cars in March 2013 as an effort to streamline police and fire services as one department.

On Sunday, March 9, police Sgt. Corey Walendzk arrived on scene within two minutes of a 911 call about the man’s emergency medical situation. Officers Dan Vliestra and Kresten Green followed.

After confirming the man was indeed not breathing and had no pulse, the trio grabbed the AED from a patrol car and delivered a series of electrical shocks. They performed CPR until an ambulance arrived.

By the time the man was transported to the hospital, he was breathing and had a steady heart rate and pulse, Chief James Carmody said.

“On these critical medical calls, minutes do count when it comes to someone surviving,” Carmody said. “Installing the AEDs in our patrol cars not only added much-needed technology to our service capabilities, it put that same life-saving technology closer to those who will need it the most.”

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Cops & Medics Save Man during Heart Walk

Posted by cocreator on March 19, 2014
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A Lewis County man who suffered a heart attack during America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk Saturday near Utica was saved by quick-acting troopers and an EMT, the New York State Police said.

At about 11:30 a.m. Saturday Michael W. Wofford, of Glenfield, collapsed and became unresponsive near the intersection of Burrstone Road and Washington Drive in New Hartford.

One of the walkers at the heart event alerted troopers Adam Ferstand and Daniel Krajewski, state police said. The pair were working a traffic post at the intersection where Wofford collapsed.

State police said an unknown EMT who was particpating in the walk stopped and began CPR on Wofford. Ferstand grabbed an automated external defibrillator from his patrol car while Krajewski requested an ambulance via radio.

Ferstand used the AED unit on the man and an ambulance arrived on the scene to continue lifesaving measures.

Wofford was rushed to Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare Facility and admitted to the intensive care unit. State police credited the quick actions of the unknown EMT and the troopers with saving Wofford’s life.

The annual heart walk fundraiser draws thousands of people to Oneida County.

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