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Tucson police to get life-saving machines

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Tucson Police Department will be getting dozens of new
medical devices that can be used to save the lives of heart attack victims.

The Gootter Foundation raised $500,000 at a charity event earlier this year and
is using the proceeds to fund cardiac death research and to purchase automated
external defibrillators for public institutions across southern Arizona,
including Tucson police.

The organization will present 50 AEDs to Police Chief Roberto Villasenor at
Monday’s City Council meeting.

Since 2009, the organization has distributed several dozen of the devices to
schools, churches, recreational centers and other public places. Training has
also been provided for each of the recipients.


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