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Altra Medical’s Leslie Roberts trains Cpl. Mike Rivera, left, and Sgt. Kert Rojka, center, to use the portable defibrillators.SKIP O’ROURKE | Times

Rotary Club equipping Tampa police with portable defibrillators

TAMPA — When a heart stops beating, a 911 call often puts police at the scene before emergency crews. That means cops are sometimes the ones to initiate lifesaving measures well before paramedics can arrive. For that reason, the Rotary Club of Tampa wants to equip officers with automated external defibrillators, el …