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LPD receives life-saving equipment

LAUREL, Miss. - The Laurel Police Department recently received an automatic external defibrillator from the Fraternal Order of Police.

Officers will soon go through training to properly use this type of life-saving equipment.

Laurel Police Officer, Sgt. Michael Reaves said, "We respond to a lot of calls, and a lot of times we arrive minutes before the ambulances are able to arrive. If someone is in cardiac arrest, obviously every minute counts. So, this is a valuable tool to resuscitate those individuals and hopefully save a life."

Reaves said he hopes officers will be able to have their new automatic external defibrillator in the streets in a couple of weeks.

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