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Deputy Uses Heart Defibrillator; WOMAN REVIVED!
(February 10, 2005)

Deputy Uses Heart Defibrillator: Woman Revived

On February 9, 2005 at about 8:43P.M., Johnson County Sheriff's Deputy Andy Fisher and Bargersville Police Officer James Inabnitt responded to an Incomplete 9-1-1 call at the Bargersville Marathon Gas Station at State Roads 135 and 144 in Bargersville. Both officers arrived within two minutes of the call. Upon their arrival, they were advised by bystanders that there was a "medical emergency" inside a parked vehicle in the parking lot. Deputy Fisher and Officer Inabnitt investigated and found a female who was unconscious, not breathing, and no pulse. With the assistance of a good samaritan, the officer's pulled the woman out of the vehicle and began CPR. Deputy Fisher used a Johnson County Sheriff's Lifepak Defibrillator to deliver a shock to the woman's heart. Soon afterward, Bargersville Fire Department Paramedics arrived. The woman's heartbeat was restored and her blood pressure re-arose. She was transported by Rural Metro Ambulance to the Johnson Memorial Hospital Emergency Department Trauma room. As of 5:00A.M, the woman was "critical but stable" in the Critical Care Unit of Johnson Memorial Hospital. Sheriff's Colonel Doug Cox obtained the Automatic External Defibrillator and assigned it to Fisher; That is only one of two A.E.D. units assigned to the Road Division at this time. Thanks to a quick and proper response by Deputy Andy Fisher and Bargersville Police Officer James Inabnitt, the woman's life has been sustained. A job well done also goes to members of the Bargersville Fire Department, Rural Metro Ambulance Medic 3 Staff, Johnson Memorial Hospital E.R. and C.C.U. staff, and Colonel Cox for taking the initiative to secure financing to purchase the lifesaving devices for the agency.

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