(Juneau) The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office recently recognized new hires, promotions, employees and a citizen who have done exemplary work over the past several months. There were eight new hires and three promotions as well two Letter of Recommendations handed out, eight Live-Saving Awards, one Medal of Distinction and two Medals of Valor. A Citizen Letter of Commendation was awarded to Toby Schreier of Burnett.
On July 25th, the 21-year-old saw a car on the side of the road at the intersection of State Highway 26 and County I. Next to the vehicle was a woman crying. Sheriff Dale Schmidt says Schreier stopped to check on the woman who told him she wanted to harm herself. Schmidt says she walked into traffic as a semi was approaching and Schreier pulled her from the roadway. The woman was then able to get in her car and drive away. Schmidt says Schreier followed her while calling 911, and pulled his truck in front of her car as she stopped at the intersection of Oakwood Road and Highway 151. He says Schreier kept the woman from driving into traffic in an effort to harm herself. Schreier again made contact with the woman and stayed with her until deputies could arrive.
Schmidt says Schreier showed outstanding character and a genuine concern for a complete stranger. He says Schreier went above and beyond what is expected of citizens, adding that he put his own life in jeopardy protecting the life of another person. Schmidt says Schreier unknowingly helped the sheriff’s office fulfill its mission statement of safeguarding “the lives, property and constitutional rights of citizens through honest, ethical and professional service to the community.”
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