At the October 28th Lincoln City Council meeting, representatives of the Lincoln Hills Foundation gave Police Officer David Ibarra a check to buy life-saving equipment for the Lincoln Police Department. LHF Grants Committee Chairman, Vern Chong, presented a check for $11,975 to purchase five automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) used to resuscitate individuals suffering cardiac arrest. Since they are first responders at scenes of accidents and emergencies, the devices, costing $2,395 each, will be carried in LPD patrol cars and placed at police headquarters. “ Seniors are an at-risk group for cardiac issues and the city did not have the funds to purchase the AEDs, so the Foundation stepped in, as we did in 2007, when we supplied two earlier models to the Lincoln Police Department” said Chong. Since the initial grant by the Foundation in 2003, $234,297 has been provided to the Lincoln senior community,” Chong said.
- On October 28, 2015