Olmstead recognized for work as paramedic

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[June 20, 2017]  LINCOLN - At the Logan County Board Workshop on June 15, John Olmstead was recognized for 42 years of service as a paramedic in Logan County.

Olmstead began working for Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital on their ambulance service in February 1975, working as a medic until November 1999. After Logan County Paramedics Association became the ambulance provider, he worked for them from December 1999 until his retirement in May 2017.

Logan County Board member Annette Welch read a resolution recognizing the work Olmstead had done in the county over the years. During his years of service, Olmstead was an advanced life support paramedic, a shift manager from 1998 to 2016.

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Welch said it is estimated he "treated well over 25,000 patients" and "travelled over half a million miles in transporting patients," accepting all work assigned to him "without question or complaint.

The resolution also honored Olmstead for his professionalism and many years of service to the community.

The board will vote on the resolution at Tuesday's Regular Board meeting.

[Angela Reiners]

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