On July 31, 2020, Franklinton Police Officers responded to a medical emergency at a local grocery store
Officers were able to revive the person and locate a weak pulse with shallow breathing as EMS arrived. EMS took over the care and applied the life-saving device AED (Automated External Defibrillator), which helped to stabilize the person for transport to Riverside Medical Center for more extensive treatment. Due to the life-threatening event Officers escorted the ambulance to the hospital so that further treatment could begin.
Franklinton Police Department Officers receive annual first-aid training which includes CPR certification.
Chief Brown applauds the quick thinking and decisive life-saving techniques performed by the officers.