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Ten AEDs Donated to Sheriff's Department
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - The McCracken County Sheriff's Department has received a donation of ten Automated External Defibrillators this week.

According to the Sheriff's Department Facebook page, the AEDs were purchased on a grant from Mercy Health-Lourdes Hospital.

An AED is lightweight and battery powered. It checks the patient's heart rate and shocks it, if necessary, to restore a normal rhythm. AEDs are used to help people who are having sudden cardiac arrest.

On Facebook, Sheriff Matt Carter said, “I am very grateful the sheriff’s office has been afforded the opportunity to expand on the services we provide to this community. We will have these AED’s assigned to each patrol shift, with the goal being to have them available throughout the county to deploy in the event of an emergency 24 hours a day, 7 days per week."

Carter said having this added equipment and technology available will increase the chances of saving a life.

Published 01:08 AM, Sunday Aug. 18, 2019
Updated 08:56 AM, Monday Aug. 19, 2019

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