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Autauga County Sheriff Announces New Life Saving Equipment For Autauga County

Autauga County, AL- The Autauga County Sheriff’s Office has received new life saving equipment to help deputies work against the clock to help save lives. Deputies have been trained on how to properly use an AED, automated external defibrillator, and the Mobilize Rescue Comprehensive Trauma Kits to manage critical emergencies.  This life saving equipment will be placed in Patrol Supervisor’s Cars, within the Sheriff’s Office, the Autauga County Schools, served by the Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officers, Metro Jail and also the Autauga County Court House.


 “As your Sheriff, I’m doing what I can with money budgeted to save the lives of the Citizens of Autauga County and better equip each deputy. Every second counts and chances are that Deputies will be first on the scene of someone suffering cardiac arrest, trauma or an active shooter situation,” said Autauga County Sheriff Mark Harrell.  “This is just one way we can possibly save a life and better protect and serve this great county. I would like to thank Zoll marketing specialist Rob Williams for providing these products for our citizens of Autauga County.”


The Autauga County Sheriff Office received 10 AED’s and 7 Mobilize Trauma Kits from Go Rescue/Zoll. They also received 40 tactical lightweight shields to be placed in each patrol deputy’s vehicle to better protect them from active shooter situations within the county and in our schools.


“The safety of our children and citizens of Autauga County is a top priority, and the importance of being able to respond rapidly to provide first-aid can be the difference between life and death, especially for our smallest citizens,” stated Chairman Jay Thompson, Autauga County Commission. “We can’t just hope that something like this won’t happen in our community. The Autauga County Commission thanks Sheriff Harrell for being proactive and securing safety equipment to ensure we are better prepared for any type of emergency situation that could happen In our community.”