Press Release

Warren County Sheriff’s Office Equips Patrol Vehicles with Life ‑Saving AEDs

Mark A. But­ler, Sheriff

Pub­lic Release — War­ren Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office Equips Patrol Vehi­cles with Life ‑Sav­ing AEDs

DATE: July 12, 2023

Front Roy­al, VA — The War­ren Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that every patrol vehi­cle is now equipped with an auto­mat­ed exter­nal defib­ril­la­tor (AED). With deputies often being the first respon­ders to med­ical emer­gen­cies such as heart attacks, hav­ing AEDs in patrol vehi­cles can be the dif­fer­ence between life and death.

When a per­son expe­ri­ences car­diac arrest, sec­onds count. A deputy who is prop­er­ly trained and equipped to han­dle a med­ical emer­gency can seam­less­ly hand off care to med­ical pro­fes­sion­als with­out miss­ing a beat, keep­ing the patien­t’s heart pump­ing. This ini­tia­tive ensures that the right equip­ment is in the right place at the right time, pro­vid­ing our com­mu­ni­ty with a crit­i­cal tool for life-sav­ing measures.

Law Enforce­ment per­son­nel fre­quent­ly arrive on scene before emer­gency med­ical teams or para­medics when 911 is called. By hav­ing AEDs in every patrol vehi­cle, the War­ren Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office aims to enhance its abil­i­ty to pro­vide rapid assis­tance dur­ing med­ical emer­gen­cies and ulti­mate­ly save more lives.

The War­ren Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office is ded­i­cat­ed to pro­tect­ing and serv­ing our com­mu­ni­ty through excep­tion­al pub­lic safe­ty ser­vices. Our com­mit­ment to main­tain­ing strong rela­tion­ships with res­i­dents and vis­i­tors helps us cre­ate a safer coun­ty for all.

War­ren Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the elect­ed mem­bers of the Board of Super­vi­sors and coun­ty res­i­dent, Mr. Todd Lup­ton for advanc­ing the life­sav­ing capa­bil­i­ties of our deputies.

For more infor­ma­tion about the War­ren Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office efforts to equip patrol vehi­cles with AEDs and relat­ed train­ing ini­tia­tives, please con­tact our office at 540–635-4128.