Waushara County Corrections Corporal Robert Kamholz and Corrections Officer Stephanie Dormady were honored by Waushara County Sheriff Jeff Nett with the Life Saving Awards during the Waushara County Board of Supervisors regular meeting on Sept. 19. The Life Saving Award was implemented by the Sheriff’s Department to recognize sheriff department employees for their outstanding job performance.

Life Saving Awards presented to Dormady and Kamholz

Waushara County Sheriff’s Department Corporal Robert Kamholz and Corrections Officer Stephanie Dormady were presented with Life Saving Awards during a presentation by Waushara County Sheriff Jeff Nett during the Board of Supervisors regular meeting on Sept. 19.

During his presentation, Sheriff Nett recalled the incident to the board stating: on May 15, 2016, Dormady and Kamholz were working their assigned shift along with Corrections Officers Nicole Welch and Charles Engel.

At about 1:46 a.m. the corrections staff was alerted to an incident in Cell Block O, and, at the same time, an intercom call advised there was an inmate who was having a seizure.

Dormady was the first to the cell block – she checked the situation out before entering the cell block for her safety.

When she entered she found an inmate on the floor rolling back and forth, and his is body appeared to be locked up. Dormady requested Master Control send an ambulance, at which time Kamholz and Engel arrived in the cell block. The inmate was not responding to the officers and he had stopped breathing.

While Kamholz administered CPR, Dormady retrieved an AED – the AED advised the officers to administer a shock. A sequence of CPR, AED monitoring and shocking continued on until EMS and Rescue crews arrived. The inmate was transported to the hospital, survived and was in stable condition as a result of the Life Saving efforts by the corrections staff.

After the ambulance left the Waushara County Jail, the corrections staff checked with the other inmates and requested written reports from them regarding the event. The staff also notified Sheriff Nett and other administrators of the incident.

“This is an example of our corrections staff doing their job at a very high standard,” Sheriff Nett concluded.

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