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Graves Co. sheriff, security officer save man's life during cardiac episode

Sheriff Dewayne Redmon (Source: Graves County Sheriff's Office) Sheriff Dewayne Redmon (Source: Graves County Sheriff's Office)
Court Security Officer Wade Heatherly (Source: Graves County Sheriff's Office) Court Security Officer Wade Heatherly (Source: Graves County Sheriff's Office)
GRAVES COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

Two members of the Graves County Sheriff's Department are being hailed as heroes after quick thinking helped save a man's life.

At approximately 9:40 a.m. Thursday morning, a man experienced a cardiac episode while in the front foyer area of the Graves County Courthouse.

Court Security Officer Wade Heatherly was made aware of the situation and immediately called for assistance and requested Mayfield/Graves County EMS. 

Sheriff Dewayne Redmon was at the Sheriff’s Office when the call for help was received.

Redmon made his way to the area of the Courthouse after retrieving an AED (Automated External Defibrillator).

Sheriff Redmon and CSO Heatherly were able to successfully use the AED on the man.

After the shock was delivered, the man regained consciousness and was treated further at the scene by Mayfield/Graves County EMS personnel.

The victim was then transported to Baptist Hospital Paducah by EMS for further treatment and testing.

Thanks to the quick actions of Sheriff Redmon and CSO Heatherly, this man’s life was saved.

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