Published DateGILMANTON — The Gilmanton Police Department received five new Automated External Defibrillators from the Police Relief Assocation. This is the second major donation this year that the Police Department has received from the Police Relief Association, as earlier in the year they were granted a Philips Heartstart AED.
The prior donation was made through the donations from several local businesses and residents of Gilmanton. The most recent donation however, was made by a single individual after reading an article in the newspaper pertaining to donation needs.
Shortly after reading the article a single donor came forward and donated $3,500 to the Gilmanton Police Relief Association. The donor wanted to know how many cruisers still needed to be equipped with an AED in an effort to make sure every Officer always has the device while on patrol. The donor also made sure the Police Department Secretary/Public Safety Building was equipped with an AED. Although there is an AED in the ambulance, if it is out on a medical call there would have been no unit at the building until now.
The donation was made in the name of their friend Harold “Steve” McClary who passed away in February of 2013. For more information about donating please contact Sergeant Matt Currier at 267-7401.
CAPTION —(Left to Right) Chief Joseph Collins, Sergeant Matt Currier (Association President), Officer Tyler Hackett Association Secretary). Not pictured- Officer Casey Brennan (Association Vice President), Officer Christopher Gustafson, and Administration Assistant Robin Bonan (Association Treasurer)