(Juneau) A number of citizens and law enforcement members were recognized this week for their efforts in saving a life. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office held their annual Lifesaving Award Ceremony on Wednesday.
Citizens Patty Foslid, Michelle Katsma, Scott Zoller, and Christine Buchanan were honored for aiding Jon Helbing who was found unresponsive and not breathing in his vehicle in July. They began lifesaving measures while dispatchers Venessa Schaefer, Holly Buchda, and Vicki Lessard – who received the 911 call – got first responders to the scene. Each dispatcher was giving a letter of commendation.
Lieutenant Brian Loos also received a lifesaving award, as he was the first law enforcement officer who reached Helbing. Loos administered four AED shocks at the scene.
Five members of the Clyman-Lowell-Reeseville Fire and Rescue as well as four people from Juneau EMS were giving lifesaving awards for their roles. Watertown Paramedics and the Flight For Life crew were also recognized.
Sheriff Dale Schmidt says this goes to show how great the community we live in is and that no matter the situation, friend or stranger, we will always come together to help one another.
–Photo courtesy of the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page