Chance encounter on the job between Chippewa Falls first responders leads to lasting friendship

  • Source: Chippewa Herald - Metered Site
  • Published: 03/21/2023 02:00 PM

PHOTO: Unique experiences bring people together. Brooklyn Sommerfeld and Joan Lawcewicz are a perfect example. Sommerfeld, a Chippewa Falls Fire & Emergency Services paramedic, and Lawcewicz, an investigator with the Chippewa Falls Police Department, were in a compromising situation together a couple years ago. A situation of the type most people who work outside emergency services likely will never experience. Sommerfeld was on a call for a male having a seizure. She said it’s not uncommon for people to come out of a seizure and be combative. “This guy became really aggressive with us after coming out of the seizure,” she said. Lawcewicz was on patrol and heard the call over her radio. She knew that sometimes these situations can “go south” and quickly made her way to the location to assist.


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