Lanesborough Police Department Receives Safety Grant from the Spirit of Blue Foundation


Image Caption – Lanesborough Police Chief Tim Sorrell (front left) makes remarks at the recent grant presentation ceremony where the Spirit of Blue Foundation, represented by Executive Director Ryan T. Smith (front right), presented the department with two Automated External Defibrillators.

Spirit of Blue recently awarded a Safety Equipment Grant to the Lanesborough Police Department in the form of Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s). The AED’s will be carried in the Department’s patrol cars in the event an officer experiences a cardiac event and will be available for use with local residents as well. The grant, valued at $3,953, provides two Philips HeartStart AED’s along waterproof cases and extra sets of adult pads to extend the use of the units. The grant was funded by the Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation.



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Over 900,000 law enforcement officers honorably serve the population of the United States - that equates to 1 officer for every 350 citizens. On average, 125 officers are lost and another 15,000 are injured in the line of duty each year. Yet funding for safety equipment and training is dwindling as tax revenues decline. The need for supplemental funding to protect these officers has never been greater.

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