‘A powerful tool to save lives’

The user-friendly automated external defibrillator (AED) helps to restore a person’s heart rhythm when they are struck with cardiac arrest. (Honolulu Star-Bulletin / Cindy Ellen Russell)

At Mayor Mitch Roth’s Waimea Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, Acting Deputy Police Chief Reed Mahuna announced the initiative to put a lifesaving devise in the hands of all officers on the island.