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ISP: Troopers use CPR, AED to save woman's life

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A trio of Indiana State Police troopers saved a woman’s life on Wednesday morning after she stopped breathing in a vehicle on I-65 in Lake County, the ISP said.

According to police, Troopers Davonne Barlow, Rogelio Escutia, and Dennis Griffin were directing traffic at the scene of a two-semi crash in the southbound lanes of I-65, approximately three miles south of the Crown Point exit, when a Ford SUV pulled over on the right shoulder. Exiting the SUV was a man who advised that his passenger, a 30-year-old woman, was passed out and needed help.

The troopers found the woman slumped over and unresponsive and, on checking her vitals, discovered that she wasn’t breathing, police said.

They immediately began CPR and then deployed an automated external defibrillator (AED), which then assessed her and prompted the troopers to continue CPR.

They did so, as well as provided other life-saving measures, until Crown Point EMS arrived at the scene.

The woman was subsequently transported to Franciscan Health Crown Point and police reported today that she is now responsive and talking.

The AED used by the troopers was supplied by Bolt for the Heart, which raises funds to place AEDs in all law enforcement vehicles. Go to for more information.


Posted 2/14/2019




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