AED's Lacking in Sheriff Squads
You can find automatic defibrillators all over in La Crosse county property. Except most of the sheriff's department squad cars. Sheriff's Captain Mike Horstman says the department has just three AED's which means, most of the time, officers will be responding to emergencies without one of the potential lifesavers in the squad. The department's original grant-funded AED's were recalled a couple years ago. The department hasn't yet had the money to replace the defib units since. A fundraiser this week-end will try to raise enough cash to put AED's in all sheriff squads and boats.