BEAVERCREEK — American Legion Post 763 on Dayton Xenia Road has donated $3,000 towards the Beavercreek Police Department’s AED Donation Fund.
Chief Dennis Evers accepted the check on Oct. 21 from American Legion representatives Adjutant Blanche Casey, Commander Thomas Casey, Color Guard Leader John Hellmund, and Financial Officer Margaret Herring.
The American Legion is the nation’s largest veterans’ service organization dedicated to mutual helpfulness and obligation to community through active membership, participation and volunteerism. After personally experiencing the lifesaving capability of an AED, a local Beavercreek couple launched a campaign last summer to help the Beavercreek Police Department put an AED (Automated Electric Defibrillator) in each of its vehicles. Currently only two of the Department’s fifteen vehicles are equipped with an AED. Fortunately, one was in the immediate area when the couple’s 911 call for assistance went out, and the responding officer was able to use the AED while medics were en route.
The couple decided that an AED in each of the vehicles would ensure that immediate aid from police first responders would be nearby no matter where in Beavercreek a call for help comes from. The attached photo shows Chief Dennis Evers accepting the check from American Legion representatives.