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BWC Shows MO Officer Save 1-Month-Old Baby Girl

Police say Officer Richard DuChaine began infant chest compressions followed by back thrusts and the baby started breathing again.

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Video Captures GA Cop Providing CPR for 10 Minutes to Save Runner

"He had a clogged artery, just passed out, heart stopped," says Officer Carson Yates. "My first thought was just to try to get some sort of breath into him, just try to stabilize him until EMS comes.”

Michigan State Police Equips 340 Troopers with AEDs

“A trooper is often the first emergency responder to arrive when someone contacts 911 for a medical emergency. We know moments matter. The faster we can assist, the better the chance of survival,” says Lt. Col. Dale Hinz, commander of the Field Operations Bureau.

OH Officer Performs CPR Twice During Shift, Saves Both Individuals

Officer Olivia Bartulovic, of the Twinsburg Police Department (OH), recently was called upon to use her CPR training early in her shift to save someone. Then, later in the same shift, she did it again.

CA Doc Turned Cop Builds TacMed Program at Small Department

“I keep telling people that emergency medicine, which is what I used to do, is very similar to law enforcement in that it’s really problem focused. You're sent to a problem to take care of the problem and move on to the next."

Autism Awareness Month: Training Police for Contact with ASD Subjects

Police contact with a person on the Autism spectrum can stem from a missing persons report, a medical emergency, a criminal complaint, or just about anything else. Training and education can help keep officers and individuals with an autism spectrum disorder safe.

Coronavirus, Infectious Disease, and Officer Safety

The Coronavirus is presently not a substantial threat to American law enforcement but its emergence into the national narrative provides an opportunity to remember that other threats pose a significant danger, and to recall that some simple steps can prevent succumbing to infectious disease.

Pennsylvania Officer Protects Paramedics from Approaching Armed Man

An officer with the Kingston (PA) Police Department fired a single shot at a man who appeared to be armed with a gun and was approaching paramedics who had responded to a call of a medical emergency on Thursday morning.

Looking Back: Barack Obama, AEDs, and AIDS

In past January issues, POLICE covered law enforcement officers’ fears as a Democrat was entering the White House, tools for rendering aid to heart attack victims, and tips for communicable disease protection.

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Police Surgeon Talks About TacMed and Handgun Ammo Performance

Dr. Sydney Vail rolls out with a SWAT team, trains law enforcement officers in hemorrhage response, and operates on wounded officers as a gunshot wound specialist.

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