SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) — The Citizen Life Saver Award was given out Tuesday afternoon by Sioux City Fire Rescue.
Sgt. Doug Boetger of the Woodbury County Sherriff`s Office received the honor for his actions while responding to a seizure at Perkins on June 21.
The fire department said when they arrived at the Gordon Drive restaurant, Boetger was already performing C.P.R.
Boetger said it’s a skill that more people can benefit from learning.
“I hope that the public takes C.P.R. classes and realizes that you don’t have to be a fireman or police officer permit to do this. This is stuff that everybody can learn and it might be your relative that you’re having a conversation with or dinner with when they get stricken,” said Sgt. Boetger.
The patient regained a pulse while en-route to the hospital.
The fire department credits the quick actions taken by Sgt. Boetger.