A Shelton Police officer is credited with saving the life of a 69-year-old man with CPR. Shortly after midnight, Wednesday, October 12, 2017, MACECOM received an emergency medical call from a woman who stated her husband was not breathing and possibly was in cardiac arrest. Fire and ambulance units were immediately dispatched to the Wyandotte Avenue home. As medical aid was being dispatched, local law enforcement units were advised of the medical call.
Shelton Police Officer Jason Lawson realized that he may be closer than any medical units and responded to the call. Upon arrival, Officer Lawson immediately noted that the man had no pulse and started CPR. A medical unit then arrived and the male was transported to the hospital. He is expected to survive.
The medical staff that arrived at the home said that the officer’s quick response and CPR “saved the man’s life”.
CPR is a valuable lifesaving tool that everyone should learn.
Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics is holding a First Aid/CPR/AED course on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Hospital’s Learning Center, next to the Shelton McDonald’s on Olympic Highway North.
The course combines First Aid, CPR and AED training, and a course achievement eCard can be obtained upon completion. A non-refundable registration fee of $35 (exact cash or check) is required to cover the cost of books and materials, and must be paid in advance. Open to the entire community, this class will be limited to 16 persons. A Spanish interpreter can be made available on request, and comfortable clothing is suggested for all participants. Advance registration is required by no later than November 1, by calling the Learning Center at (360) 427-3609. These First Aid/CPR/AED classes take place on the second Thursday of every month from September to June.