Sergeant awarded Citizen Life Saver Award for quick response by Sioux City Fire Rescue

  • Source: KCAU-TV ABC 9 Sioux City
  • Published: 10/27/2021 12:00 AM

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.


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