Arundel Digest



Defibrillator saves woman at gym

An Anne Arundel County police officer saved a woman's life Tuesday with a defibrillator after an apparent heart attack, police said.

A 45-year-old Edgewater woman collapsed in the South River Fitness Center, and classmates began to perform CPR on the woman. Within minutes, Officer Bobby Crawford arrived at the fitness center and eventually revived her using a defibrillator in his police car, police said.

The defibrillator was one of 11 purchased last year by Anne Arundel County, and they have been instrumental in saving the lives of several county residents, police said.

Cpl. Oden wins Duke Aaron award

Cpl. Bryant Oden of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police was awarded a Duke G. Aaron Memorial Assistance Fund scholarship at a Nov. 4 luncheon in Annapolis.

The fund was created by the One Hundred Club of Anne Arundel County to honor Maryland Transportation Authority police officer Duke G. Aaron III, a Pasadena native who died after a car rammed his patrol car on U.S. 50 in July 2004.

Oden is the first recipient of a scholarship award from the fund, which is designed to further the professional development of public safety personnel in Anne Arundel County. Oden is enrolled in the Johns Hopkins University Police Executive Leadership Program and expects to graduate in May.

Larkin St. renamed Hynson Lane

Larkin Street in Annapolis was renamed Carroll H. Hynson Sr. Lane this week in honor of one of the area's first African-American business owners.

Hynson moved to the Annapolis region in the early 1920s and established a convenience store on Acton Lane. He also opened a bail bond business in the late 1930s and developed Capital Hill Manor in the '40s, naming streets after his family members. He died in December 1994 at age 95.

The renaming was the result of a resolution advanced by Alderman Cynthia Carter. She was joined by Mayor Ellen O. Moyer and council members Cassie Gillis Hoyle, Sheila M. Tolliver, Joshua J. Cohen and George O. Kelley Sr.

Compiled by Bradley Olson and Chris Yakaitis

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