Editorial: Lifeline law only useful if put to use



A recent incident reported in Johnson County to our north illustrates why a change in the state’s lifeline law during this session of the Indiana General Assembly was warranted.

Johnson County sheriff’s deputies busted an underage drinking party in the Center Grove area. An officer found a teen on the floor in the basement in front of a sectional couch.

The teen didn’t answer when the officer called to him and didn’t move or make any noises when he was nudged. The officer checked to make sure the teen was still breathing and called for an ambulance.

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