Thursday, December 06, 2007
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Lincoln Police Officer Commended for Saving a Life

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[December 06, 2007]  A Lincoln police officer was honored at Monday evening's city council meeting.

Lincoln Police Chief Stuart Erlenbush said that on Aug. 4 Officer Christy Geriets received a call that there was an unresponsive citizen who was not breathing. Lincoln Rural Fire Department was also called. Geriets was the first person on the scene. When she got there, the man, who was in his mid-20s, was not breathing and did not have a pulse. She began CPR and continued to do so until paramedics arrived to take over.

The paramedics said that she restored the man's breathing and pulse. They were able to stabilize him and transport him to Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. The man survived.

Erlenbush said, "Your actions were both heroic and commendable, and reflect highly on the Lincoln Police Department."

He then awarded Geriets a medal and ribbon to be displayed on her uniform in recognition of saving a life.

Mayor Beth Kavelman-Davis added her congratulations, saying, "You make the department proud."

Geriets has been with the Lincoln Police Department seven years. She serves as a patrolman and, along with Sgt. Ken Greenslate, also serves as a D.A.R.E. officer.

She is married to Sgt. Mike Geriets, also with the Lincoln Police Department, and is a mom and stepmom to four children.


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