Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Officer Performs CPR and Utilized an AED to Save a Life

On May 17, 2011 around 10:33 p.m., Officers responded to a medical call, where a person fell and was having difficulty breathing.

The first Officer arrived before medical personnel and she learned the person had stopped breathing. Others had already utilized an automated external defibrillator (AED) in an attempt to revive the person. The Officer began cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and re-connected the AED. She delivered a shock to the person who began breathing again.

The Officer continued to assess the person until medical personnel arrived and took over. The person was eventually transported to an area hospital.

Medical personnel on the scene commented that the Officer did an excellent job and most likely saved this person’s life. Without the Officer’s quick action and decision making, it is likely this person may have suffered further injury or possible death.

Good work Officer Otero!