Police Lieutenant Responsible for Installing AEDs, Help Save His Life

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Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, began like any other day for Lieutenant Regis Thimons. He had arrived early for work, so he was planning to leave early as well. That afternoon, he walked out of his office at the St. Joseph County Police Department in South Bend, Ind., to call his wife and tell her he […]

Mother Gives Back to Help Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest

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When tragedy struck, it did not take long for the Babbitt family to jump at the opportunity to help others who might be in a similar situation. The John Taylor Babbitt Foundation was established six months after 16 year-old John Babbitt collapsed and died from a previously undiagnosed heart condition. Since her son’s untimely death, […]

Sacramento Police Officer Commended for Saving a Life


First came the dispatch: A 47-year-old male had collapsed at a nearby soccer field and was unresponsive. Then came anxiety. “Before the incident, I was very nervous driving to get to the scene,” said Police Officer Thelma Matthews, a 10-year veteran of the Sacramento State Police Department. “Seconds count in a cardiac arrest situation.” Just […]