Photo of the Week: How to save a life

"Even if we only save someone once every few years with an AED it’s well worth it”


This week's photo comes from the Hazel Park Police Department in Hazel Park, Michigan.

Officers responded to the scene last week after a woman was reported sitting unresponsive in her car. They immediately began CPR and used an AED to administer a shock to the woman.

“After fire personnel arrived and after the shock, she started breathing and regained a pulse,” Police Chief Brian Buchholz told the Royal Oak Tribune. "The opportunity to use the AEDs doesn’t happen very often, so it’s great we have them with us in a case like this. Even if we only save someone once every few years with an AED it’s well worth it.”

The woman is still in the hospital but on the road to recovery, Buchholz said.

Hazel Park Police Chief Brian Bucholz and Fire Chief Richard Story pose with AEDs.
Hazel Park Police Chief Brian Bucholz and Fire Chief Richard Story pose with AEDs. (Hazel Park Police Department)

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