(La Porte, IN) - The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office is now even better equipped to handle health emergencies. Every Sheriff’s vehicle now has an AED on board to be used for arrests of a different sort: sudden cardiac arrest.
40 new AEDs were recently provided by Bolt for the Heart. Thanks to their fourth annual 5K and 10K walk/run event in October, 20 of those AEDs are now in La Porte County police cars.
Bolt for the Heart President Pierre Twer visited the Sheriff's Office on Thursday. “We are so grateful to be able to donate the final 20 AEDs needed to complete equipping the Sheriff’s Office vehicle fleet," he said. "Whether it’s in a rural or urban setting, deputies will be ready with the first responder training and the tools they need to increase survival. It is a pleasure to support our Hometown Heroes.”
Sheriff John Boyd says all deputies, not just those assigned to the Patrol Division, are now equipped with a lifesaving AED device.