The Tucson Police Department received a donation of 25 automatic external defibrillators (AED) from the Steven M. Gooter Foundation and the local chapter of the 100+ Women Who Care.

Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus said having the AEDs is important because police officers are often the first to arrive at medical emergencies.

“Both police and fire are dispatched at the same time. This means whoever gets there first, and in many situations, it is the police can begin lifesaving efforts right away,” said Magnus.

The donation brings the total number of AEDs available to officers to 100.

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