09/04/2009

AED spells life-saving aid for patrol officers

By Jan Gaillard
Virginian-Pilot

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — When Virginia Beach Police Officer Ken Buechner was dispatched to a cardiac-arrest case near Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital last month, he found a woman in her mid-50s with no heartbeat.

"I was on the scene in about a minute to a minute and a half. Her husband said she had stopped breathing," said Buechner, hired by the department in 2007.

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