Wednesday, October 7, 2009
In May of 2002, a Medtronic Defibrillator LP 500 (Serial #14285761) was stolen from the Buchanan Fire Building. An account of this theft in the 5/29/02 issue of the Llano newspaper warned, "Do not let someone who might show it to you talk you in to [sic] trying it out. It is extremely important that this piece of equipment be located and returned." [Something else above this article had been cut out of the issue of the newspaper I saw that was shared with me by a woman I was employing as a housekeeper at the time; I later had to fire this woman when I discovered she was stealing, setting up harassing incidents directed at us, and more. As it happens, my ex-husband has close relatives who live in the area, and he has been working in Llano one or two days a week for many years.]
In 2005, Fredericksburg and Gillespie County officials couldn't locate almost $20,000 worth of equipment purchased with federal homeland security funds during an audit conducted by the Texas Engineering Extension Service. During the auditors' visit, they also discovered a defibrillator sitting in the corner of the Fredericksburg police chief's office in plain sight--and he wasn't certified to use it. [This is the same police chief who is a lifelong close personal friend of my ex-husband's and who has slandered me on one of Diop Kamau's websites.]
There have been all kinds of rumors about what is being done with these defibrillators, but I'll leave that to your imagination.