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Shelton, WA — Shortly after midnight on October 12,2017, MACECOM received an emergency medical call from a woman who stated her husband was not breathing and possibly in cardiac arrest.  Fire and ambulance units were immediately dispatched to the Wyandotte Avenue home.

Local law enforcement units were also advised of the medical call. Shelton Police Officer Jason Lawson realized he was closer than any of the medical units, and immediately responded to the call. Upon arrival, Officer Lawson noted that the man had no pulse and started CPR. The patient was promptly transported to the hospital and is expected to survive. The medical staff that arrived on scene said that Officer Lawson’s quick response and proper application of CPR “saved the man’s life”.

CPR is a valuable lifesaving tool that everyone should learn. Public CPR classes are available through Mason County EMS: http://www.masoncountyems.com/cpr/