Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Bassi Saves a Life with CPR/AED in Unincorporated Lake Villa

Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies and Grayslake Fire Department paramedics responded about 8:38 PM Friday January 27, 2017 to the 20000 block of West Rollins Road, Unincorporated Lake Villa for a report of an unconscious 60 year-old woman.

Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Bassi arrived at the scene and found the woman had fallen out of her wheelchair. He checked for a pulse and breaths and found there was no pulse and and no breaths. Deputy Bassi immediately began CPR and deployed his Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Deputy Bassi administered an AED ‘shock’ to the woman and continued CPR. Following the CPR/AED administration, the woman regained a pulse and began breathing on her own.

Grayslake Paramedics arrived and transported the woman in stable condition to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.

“Thanks to Deputy Bassi’s quick and decisive actions a life was saved. I couldn’t be more proud of Deputy Bassi and thankful he successfully saved a person’s life.”

— Sheriff Mark Curran

“This is another example of a life being saved by a Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy and exactly why we place such a major emphasis on training. Deputy Bassi saved someone’s life because of his acquired skills and quick actions.”

— Undersheriff Ray Rose




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