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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

AED in every patrol car is goal


September 27, 2018

The Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff's Office has kicked off its drive to arm all patrol cars with Automated External Defibrillators with the purchase of four new AEDs that are now placed in vehicles.

Chief Deputy Mike Lambert said he was able to negotiate an $1,100 price down to $749 for the purchase of the four AEDs.

“Sometimes, especially in the rural areas, a deputy sheriff may be the first person on the scene following a 911 call,” Lambert said. “This is another way for us to help save lives when seconds count when someone is having a heart attack.”

He said the goal is to put AED...

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