Equipping Dunwoody’s police cars with defibrillators paid off recently when an officer revived someone who had stopped breathing, Councilman Denis Shortal wrote to constituents. The victim was later released by the hospital.
Officer Dale Laskowski responded to a person down call Feb. 3, according to the Dunwoody Police Facebook page. The officer used the defibrillator and performed CPR until paramedics arrived.
The victim has since been released by the hospital.
The funds to pay for defibrillators in the city’s police cars was spearheaded by Bob Lundsten, the chief of staff to DeKalb County Commissioner Elaine Boyer, and his wife, Kathy Lundsten.