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August 05, 2020

Franklinton Police Officers Respond to Medical Emergency

On July 31, 2020, Franklinton Police Officers responded to a medical emergency at a local grocery store
where a person had possibly suffered a heart attack and was unresponsive. Patrolman Anthony Cox, Patrolman James Harper, and Reserve Patrolman Thomas Mitchell arrived on the scene. After assessing the situation, Officers began preforming CPR utilizing their training.

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.

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