CALEDONIA — Two Caledonia police officers who had just received their CPR/automatic external defibrillator recertification training got a chance to use it for real on Saturday.

According to a Caledonia Police Department news release, officers responded to Oh Dennis! Saloon & Charcoal House, 4301 Douglas Ave., for a report of an unconscious elderly man. Officers Chad Zoltak and Matthew Tingwald arrived on scene within a minute of the call and found Heather Flemming of Caledonia performing CPR on the man — whom police said was celebrating his 50th wedding anniversary.

The officers applied their AED to deliver a shock. Flemming continued CPR, and moments later the AED advised to discontinue CPR. The man, age 78, regained consciousness and began speaking.

Caledonia paramedics arrived on scene and transported the patient to Ascension All Saints Hospital.

“With the quick actions and response by both Flemming and the police department, a tragic event was avoided,” police said.



Michael "Mick" Burke covers business and the Village of Sturtevant. He is the proud father of two daughters and owner of a fantastic, although rug-chewing, German shepherd dog.

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