Each year, the Life Saving Medal is awarded to any member of the department directly responsible for saving or significantly prolonging a human life. The award is issued in the form of a medal that can be worn on class a dress uniform, a ribbon bar that can be worn on the everyday class b patrol uniform and a letter of authenticity from the Chief of Police.
This year we are issuing three such awards:
Sgt. Jacobsen and K9 Officer Job
On Monday, May 30th 2016 at 8:44pm, Officer Job and Sergeant Jacobsen responded to a report of a person not breathing. Upon arrival they assessed the patient, deployed the AED and delivered a shock to the patient. They then resumed CCR until relieved by McFarland EMS personnel.
On January 25th at 12:40 am, Officer Schroekenthaler and his partner responded to a report of a male subject not breathing. Upon arrival, the patient had no pulse. He then applied an AED, which advised shock, and a shock was delivered. CCR was continued until relieved by EMS personnel.