Hillsborough Police Sergeant Saves a Life While on Duty

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017
Hillsborough Police Sergeant Saves a Life While on Duty
Hillsborough Police Sgt. Jason Huey, shown holding an automated external defibrillator, used the device and provided chest compressions to save the life of a citizen experiencing cardiac arrest.

A citizen is alive today due to a fast response by Hillsborough Police Sgt. Jason Huey.

On the afternoon of Nov. 24, Huey responded to a call at Domino’s Pizza, located at 112 John Earl St., where a citizen was in cardiac arrest. Huey immediately went to work setting up an automated external defibrillator, a portable device that checks heart rhythm and uses an electric shock to try to normalize it.

While Huey was preparing the device, he asked another citizen to provide chest compressions and remove the victim’s shirt so the device could be applied. After a shock was applied with the device, Huey took over chest compressions until Orange Rural Fire Department personnel arrived and were able to determine that the citizen had regained a pulse.

The citizen was taken to a local hospital and is currently under medical care.

All Hillsborough police supervisor vehicles are equipped with automated external defibrillators.