Detention Officers Save Life
Saline County Detention Officers found a detainee unconscious and unresponsive on May 21, 2012 at approximately 6:15 P.M. Detention personnel began medical protocols and called for an ambulance. An "AED" was attached to the detainee and used, it advised to begin CPR. Detention Corporal M Murray, Detention Officer M Gates and Detention Officer P Finney began CPR and continued until medical personnel arrived. The detainee had a pulse and respirations at the time Benton Fire Department and Med-Tran arrived. The detainee was transported to the hospital and is in fair condition at this time.
This is the fourth detainee to receive life saving assistance from Detention Personnel at the Saline County Detention Center in the last four months. The quick response of the Detention Officers, Benton Fire Department, and Med-Tran are to be commended in the saving of this detainee's life. This is the type of interdepartmental cooperation that provides the best services to the citizens of Saline County.