The Adel Police Department was able to purchase an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) machine due, in part, to a generous donation by long-time Adel resident and former mayor Lawrence Newman (left). Newman said the decision to donate to the police force was an easy decision and hopes more residents will donate to all faces in their local city government. Adel Police Chief Jim McNeill (right) said Newman’s donation is "very important to the community, because we can use this device to respond quickly to someone with a medical condition."