WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – The Wilmington Police Department is adding new equipment to their patrol vehicles in an effort to save lives.
Since police officers are often the first responders in an emergency situation, the department spent about $9,000 to buy seven AEDs for patrol cars, according to their Facebook page.
The Red Cross trained officers how to use the devices.
The police department said they hope to AEDs in all cars, but said they will need to raise th rest of the money through partnership and grants.
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