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Funds for life-saving new technology for law enforcement


December 25, 2019

Sheriff Todd Holtz and Deputy Kyle Couchey holding the new devices.

In an ongoing effort to improve the cardiac system of care in the Upper Midwest, The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has awarded a grant of $3.6 million to equip every law enforcement agency as well as South Dakota State Park facilities with the next generation of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). The grant, facilitated through the South Dakota Department of Health, will fund devices to be placed in law enforcement vehicles in Edmunds County. The project includes training.

"Getting these new AEDs into the hands of those most likely to arrive first on the scene of a c...

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