The Odessa Record -

Grant to LC Sheriff's Office buys AEDs


August 8, 2019

Courtesy photo

Lincoln County Undersheriff Kelly Watkins, Deputy Luke Mallon and Sheriff Wade Magers display the Automated External Defibrillators purchased by the department using grant funds.

Lincoln County Sheriff Wade W. Magers has issued each of his deputies a new Automated External Defibrillator. This emergency medical equipment has been proven to save lives. The equipment was purchased with grant funds awarded to the Sheriff's Office. Each AED costs more than $1,500. Grant funding made the purchase possible.

Last year, the Sheriff's Office was able to acquire four units. Thanks to the grant funding, every road deputy and supervisor now has an AED. There is also an AED in the Sheriff's Office that can be used there and in surrounding offices if needed. The Lincoln County Courthouse also has an AED available in the event of an emergency.

"We hope to never have to use them, but if an emergency occurs, we will have the equipment in the patrol cars for quick access to potentially save a life," says Magers.


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