A heart defibrillator has been donated to the St. Joseph County Police.
In a ceremony Monday in South Bend, the Cardiac Science Corporation made the donation.
The ceremony was in honor of Alex Verba, who died after suffering a heart attack on Christmas day. His wife Teri is a cardiologist in Elkhart who works with the Cardiac Science Corporation.
The group says law enforcement officers are often the first to arrive in an emergency, and being supplied with a defibrillator could make the difference in saving a life.