The photo includes: From left to right: Katie Sullivan, Marcus Peschke, awards recipients, Sheriff Jeff Nett presenter, and  Donald Wolfe, and  Kassandra Roeder, award recipients.

Life saving awards presented to Correction officers at county board by Waushara County Sheriff, Jeff Nett

    Jeff Nett, Waushara County Sheriff, presented four Correction Officers with life saving awards at the Waushara County Board Meeting on July 17 held at the Wisconsin Operating Engineers Training Center in Coloma.     On April 25, 2018 Cpl. Katie Sullivan was working in the Waushara County Jail along with Correction Officers Marcus Peschke and Donald Wolfe.     C/O Peschke informed C/O Wolfe of an inmate who he had observed on camera fall from the bunk to the floor.  C/O Wolfe informed Cpl. Sullivan and they both responded to investigate.       Upon making contact with the inmate, Sullivan observed the inmate’s face was grayish purple and a piece of material was wrapped around the Inmate’s neck.  Sullivan requested C/O Wolfe to obtain the “911” knife and requested an ambulance to respond.       Sullivan and Wolfe were able to remove the material from the inmate’s neck and began medical assessment.  Sullivan observed the inmate was not breathing and administered a “sternum rub”.  The inmate then gasped, opened her eyes, began coughing and began to take very short, shallow breaths.       The inmate was placed into the recovery position until the ambulance arrived.  When EMS arrived on scene, the inmate was breathing normally, able to answer questions, and walk under her own power.       The inmate was transported to the hospital for further assessment and care.     Without the observations and quick actions of Cpl. Sullivan, C/O’s Wolfe and Peschke, this inmate may not have survived.     On May 1, 2018 Cpl. Robert Kamholz was working in the Waushara County Jail along with Correction Officers Marcus Peschke and Kassandra Roeder.     Cpl. Kamholz had observed an inmate laying on the floor and inquired if the inmate was all right.  The inmate did not respond.  Cpl Kamholz entered the inmate’s cell and observed material around the inmate’s neck.  Kamholz called for assistance while he attempted to remove the material from the inmate’s neck.       Peschke retrieved the “911 knife” while Roeder attempted to get the inmate to respond by calling the inmate’s name and tapping the inmates shoulders. Peschke returned with the “911” knife, which Roeder used to cut the material from the inmate’s neck.       Roeder began a medical assessment.  Roeder observed the inmate was a grey/purple color and the inmate’s lips were blue.  Roeder did not observe the inmate to be breathing and administered a “sternum rub” which was unsuccessful.  Roeder then began chest compressions.  After the second compression, the inmate gasped and started to take short, shallow breaths.  The inmate was placed into the recovery position until the ambulance arrived.     When EMS arrived, the inmate was able to talk and answer questions.     The inmate was transported to the hospital for further assessment and care.     Without the observations and quick actions of Cpl. Kamholz, C/O’s Peschke and Roeder, this inmate may not have survived.