On Wednesday December 13th just after 11:00 p.m. Officers Milton Rodrigue and Timothy Liston responded to a vehicle stopped in the middle of the roadway. In the vehicle they discovered a person slumped over in the driver’s seat unconscious. The officers took action and removed the person from the vehicle and immediately began CPR. While Officer Liston continued with chest compressions Officer Rodrigue retrieved the automated external defibrillator (AED) from his patrol vehicle and they applied the AED to the subject. While applying the AED the Fire Department arrived on scene and in tandem, SPD continued with the AED as the Fire Department handled CPR. The subject was transported to Haborview Medical Center by Medic One.
The lifesaving measures demonstrated by Officers Rodrigue and Liston are a testament to the revamped CPR/AED training both of them recently completed and is required by all officers in collaboration with the Seattle Fire Department. The AED program is made possible through the support of the Seattle Police Foundation and the generous contributions of Craig Tall.