Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office Rescues Woman at Courthouse


On Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 3:00pm a visitor to the Vanderburgh County Superior Court experienced what was initially thought to be a diabetic episode, but the woman quickly lost consciousness and went into cardiac arrest.

Responding sheriff’s deputies initially administered a glucose gel, but then deployed an automated external deliberator (AED) after the patient became unconscious. Deputies began cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and administered multiple cycles of CPR and AED prior to the arrival of Evansville Fire Department firefighters.

The patient was later transported from the scene by American Medical Response (AMR) and is currently being treated in the intensive care unit at Deaconess Hospital. Sheriff Dave Wedding stated, “There is every reason to believe that the quick actions of our deputies saved this patient’s life.”

The woman had been attending the sentencing hearing of Mr. Conner B. Dant, who was recently convicted of Operating while Intoxicated Causing Death as a Level 4 Felony. Mr. Dant’s conviction stems from an early morning crash that occurred on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Mr. Dant struck and killed the woman’s husand, Mr. Darrell Wayne Asbridge, who had been walking in the roadway of 4400 block of Upper Mount Vernon Road.


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