The Citizen Life Saver Award was given out Tuesday afternoon by Sioux City Fire Rescue.
Sgt. Doug Boetger of the Woodbury County Sherriff`s Office received the honor for his actions while responding to a seizure at Perkins on June 21.
The fire department said when they arrived at the Gordon Drive restaurant, Boetger was already performing C.P.R.
Boetger said it’s a skill that more people can benefit from learning.
“I hope that the public takes C.P.R. classes and realizes that you don’t have to be a firefighter or police officer permit to do this. This is stuff that everybody can learn and it might be your relative that you’re having a conversation with or dinner with when they get stricken,” said Sgt. Boetger.
The patient regained a pulse while en-route to the hospital.
The fire department credits the quick actions taken by Sgt. Boetger.
KCAU-TV ABC 9 Sioux City
A man was sentenced on Monday to 10 years in for hijacking and crashing a fuel tanker truck into a Waterloo home in August of 2020.
The Black Hawk County Attorney's Office says 26-year-old Dakota Luck was sentenced for First Degree Theft of over $10,000, Reckless use of fire or explosives, Possession of marijuana, and Reckless driving.
Luck pleaded guilty to stealing and crashing the truck in July after he was arrested and charged last year for the crash that spilled thousands of gallons of diesel fuel and forced neighbors to evacuate from their homes.
On August 20, 2020, Luck crashed a semi into a ditch at Kwik Trip's fuel blending facility on Ridgeway Ave, where he was an employee. Records stated that he was acting erratically, shed his clothing, and was running around.
KWWL-TV NBC 7 Waterloo
The Brighton Volunteer Fire Department is firing up the kitchen for their annual breakfast event.
This Saturday from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. the public is invited to the Brighton Community Room for a pancake breakfast to help raise funds for the fire department. Items on the menu include pancakes, eggs, whole hog sausage, sausage gravy and biscuits, milk, juice and coffee. Brighton Fire Chief Bill Farmer says that the money raised will go towards the department fund to purchase equipment when necessary, “Just like every fire department you always have little things that you’re wanting. This way it doesn’t take money out of the budget. If we come up with say $1,000 and we need extra gloves or something like that, we can buy that instead of taking it out of our regular fire budget.”
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