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QUICK RESPONSE: Deputy saves wife’s life with AED

August 13, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — A Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy put his training to good use Monday morning, saving his wife’s life.

After dropping off their son at Churubusco’s football practice, Becky Rennaker called her husband and 22-year deputy, Paul, and told him she was going to the hospital because she didn’t feel well.

“She said she was having chest pains and her arms were hurting,” Rennaker said. “She was probably just thinking that she needed to get to the hospital right away.”

Rennaker said he told his wife to come home so he could drive her in to the hospital — a life or death decision.

Less than three minutes after walking in the door, Becky collapsed.

“I called 911 when she got home, and while I was on the phone she said she felt faint,” Rennaker said. “I grabbed her arm and tried to break her fall.

At that point, Becky’s heart had stopped and she stopped breathing — that’s when Paul’s training kicked in.

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