Thanks to the generous support of the Big Spring Kiwanis Club, the Newville Borough Police Department has obtained an AED - Automated External Defibrillator. The life saving device will be carried on the department’s new 2013 Ford Interceptor SUV. Newville Borough Police Chief Randy Finkey praised the members of the Kiwanis Club for their donation of the AED, at a cost of nearly $1,000. The Chief noted the Big Spring Kiwanis Club has been a big supporter of the police department during the past year. Big Spring Kiwanis Club members donated over $400 in back-to-school supplies to children of the community during the police department’s National Night Out. Newville Borough Council Public Safety Committee Chairman Clarence Fry noted there is no greater gift than the gift of life. The donation of the Big Spring Kiwanis Club may one day help the police department to save a life.
Chief Finkey also recognized Officer Todd Koser for his work in purchasing the AED. Officer Koser reached out to his colleagues in the Shippensburg EMS, Barbara Cohick and Robert VanSyoc who were instrumental in procuring the AED at a greatly reduced price. Special thanks also go out to Shippensburg EMS for their support of the Newville Borough Police Department.
Shown at a recent presentation ceremony are: Kiwanis Club members Robert Kanc, Becky Heberlig, Andrea Crider, Brian Kump, Police Chief Randy Finkey, Officer Todd Koser, Officer Chuck Pyatt, Edward Sinkovitz, Chris Ferrands and Nelson Myers.