WESTBOROUGH – The Westborough Police Division now has seven new AEDs because of a donation from the nonprofit Six10.
Six10 offered the units to Chief Jeffrey Lourie throughout a Choose Board assembly on March 22.
They made the donation in reminiscence of Brian Mullin, 54, who handed away in September. Mullin was a Westborough resident. His household was on the Choose Board assembly.
“[Mullin’s] story is all too acquainted,” mentioned Six10 co-founder Erika Greenwood.
“His passing is a tragic reminder that we should proceed ahead in our mission to equip all on responsibility patrol automobiles within the state of Massachusetts with AEDs,” she continued.
Erika and her sister, Jessica Skole, began Six10 with their mom, Denise, after their father, David, handed away in 2017.
“He was an energetic man with no well being points,” Skole mentioned throughout the assembly.
David awakened on June 10, 2017 and went for a motorcycle journey. He returned dwelling, took his helmet off and put the kickstand down on his bicycle.
He then collapsed.
“I discovered my dad and I instantly began CPR alongside my mom as we waited for first responders,” Skole mentioned.
A police officer was the primary emergency official to reply. Skole mentioned she instructed the officer that they wanted his AED. However he didn’t have one.
“I used to be completely devastated as my world started to shatter,” Skole mentioned.
Skole, who’s an EMT, mentioned she knew an AED was the one factor that might save her father’s life. By the point the paramedics arrived and positioned that AED on his chest, there was no shockable rhythm.
Erika famous that officers are sometimes the primary on scene earlier than the ambulance.
“With using an AED, officers would be capable to instantly spring into life saving motion,” Erika mentioned. “They’d be capable to give a person and their households a greater probability at a cheerful ending.”
Lourie thanked the Six10 household for the donation.
Whereas the division beforehand had an AED, it was within the supervisor’s automobile.
“Now we’re going to have [these for] virtually all of our cruisers which might be on patrols,” Lourie mentioned.
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