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Anderson Police Department would like to recognize three of its officers for life saving efforts at the end of 2014. While our officers often respond to assist fire and ambulance personnel on medical aids, it is not often that the end result is an officer actually saving a life by performing CPR. So when this happens it is a rare event and worthy of recognition.
On the morning of November 27, 2014, on Hayes Street in Anderson, officers responded to assist on a medical aid call for service. The officer was the first to arrive and noticed that the patient was not breathing. The officer began doing chest compressions while waiting for medics to arrive. Anderson Fire Department arrived within moments and paired up with the officer to perform CPR on the patient. The officer and medics continued lifesaving efforts until the ambulance arrived and transported the patient to the hospital. The same officer and medics responded to the same location on the afternoon of December 26, 2014 and performed CPR once again keeping the patient alive until the ambulance arrived to transport the patient to the hospital.
Then during the early morning hours of December 5, 2014, two Anderson officers responded to Motel 6 in Anderson for a subject who had a heart attack while having relations with his fiance. The patient was unresponsive and had no pulse when officers arrived so they began CPR. The two officers continued CPR until medics and Anderson Fire arrived on scene and took over lifesaving efforts. The patient was then transported to the hospital with a faint pulse.
These three officers will be recognized for their life saving efforts at our city council meeting on January 20, 2015.
– Press Release