Perry PD rookie saves first life using CPR

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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.

ThePerryNews.com will update this story as information becomes available.

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