Sheriff Deputies Save a Life
Camden County Sheriff’s Office in Camden, North Carolina received 15 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in 2018. The awarded AEDs were immediately placed into patrol vehicles to ensure officers were prepared to respond to victims of sudden cardiac arrest.
Oftentimes, law enforcement officers are the first on the scene of an emergency and this was the case when a 56-year-old male was experiencing chest pains. Camden County Sheriff’s Officers arrived on the scene where they found a man unconscious and a bystander performing CPR. Deputy Margret Durham used her AED to shock the patient’s heart back into rhythm. EMS later arrived to transport the patient to the hospital where he recovered from the cardiac arrest incident.
“Without the immediate use of the AED at the scene, the outcome would have been quite different. The use of this AED donated by Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation saved this person’s life.” – Camden County Sheriff’s Office Resource Specialist, Brandon Blount