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Decatur County law enforcement prepared for heart emergencies

OBERLIN – All law enforcement vehicles in Decatur County are now equipped with an automated external defibrillator for use in the event of sudden cardiac arrest.

On two occasions since the equipment was procured, responding officers had AEDs ready for use when EMTs arrived. Every minute counts in response to a heart attack, and the new equipment is expected to ensure that patients receive needed care at least one to two minutes earlier.