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Gladstone Public Safety officers, EMTs saved a life

September 11, 2012
Daily Press


I am writing today to express my deep appreciation for the actions of two Gladstone Public Safety officers and the staff of Rampart EMS.

In the early morning hours of Aug. 10, 2012 my father, Eugene O'Donnell, went in to cardiac arrest at his home in Gladstone. My mother immediately called 911 and Officers John Harris and Ron Robinson arrived at the scene within minutes and began assessing my father's condition and applied both oxygen and an AED or Automated External Defibrillator, which was able to shock his heart back into a sustainable rhythm. Soon after, Rampart EMS arrived, stabilized his condition, and transported him to St. Francis Hospital and waited at St. Francis until he was cleared for transport to Marquette General.

I cannot say enough about the actions of all of the First Responders involved, especially Officers John Harris and Ron Robinson of Gladstone Public Safety. As a result of their quick action that night, four sons still have their father, 11 grandchildren still have a grandfather, and one great-grandchild still has her great-grandfather. The residents of Gladstone should be extremely thankful and proud to have such professional public safety officers patrolling their city.

Michael O'Donnell




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