DEPUTY TRAINED IN THE USE OF CPR SAVES LOCAL MANS LIFE
On September 04, 2016 Edwards County Deputy A. Martinez 56 was dispatched to 1268 HWY 55 South, in Rocksprings in reference to a male individual having a possible heart attack. Upon arrival Deputy Martinez saw a male individual, identified as Edgar E. Aguilar of Rocksprings on the floor Mr. Aguilar appeared to be unconscious with Dr. Chester Todd evaluating Agular. Deputy Martinez ran to where Aguilar was laying and immediately started to perform chest compressions. Once Deputy Martinez started the compressions Aguilar snapped back into consciousness but was uncomprehensive. Dr. Todd told Deputy Martinez to continue to perform chest compressions because Dr. Todd kept losing Aguilar’s pulse. Deputy Martinez continued to perform chest compressions until EMS arrived who told Deputy Martinez to cease performing chest compressions. EMS took over care for Aguilar and transported him to St. Petersons Hospital in Kerrville. Aguilar is recovering at this time.
Dr. Chester Todd called the Edwards County Sheriff’s Office and advised Sheriff Elliott that Deputy Anthony Martinez should be commended for saving Mr. Aguilars life.