Perry PD rookie saves first life using CPR

Perry Police Department Officers Laura Deaton, left, and Caleb Wallace had reasons to smile this weekend after Wallace saved his first life when he successfully used CPR on a Perry resident.

The Perry Police Department’s newest member, Officer Caleb Wallace, chalked up his first saved life this weekend when he successfully used CPR on a Perry resident.

Details of the incident have not been released by the department, and medical emergencies are protected by confidentiality laws, but Wallace was presumably on a tandem patrol with Officer Laura Deaton when the emergency incident occurred.

Crystal Garrido
Norma Penado

A quick response by Norma Penado and Crystal Garrido in the dispatch office of the Perry Police Department brought a similarly quick response from Deaton and Wallace, who arrived on the scene, and the rookie put his life-saving training to work.

Wallace began his three months of field training with the Perry Police Department Aug. 21. The Boone native graduated from the 16-week training program at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Aug. 18. will update this story as information becomes available.


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