Officer honored for life-saving efforts

By BRIAN BOHNERT
STAFF WRITER
Fostoria Police Officer Cory Brian was honored Tuesday for saving the lives of two people this past year.
During Tuesday night’s meeting of Fostoria City Council, Fostoria Police Capt. Patrick Brooks and Mayor Eric Keckler presented Brian with both a certificate of heroism and a life-saving award for successfully performing CPR on two individuals in the last year.
At around 4:42 p.m. on June 20, 2013, Brian responded to a 9-1-1 call involving a 2-year-old who was not breathing and unresponsive. While he was not the officer dispatched to the call, Brian recognized he was in close proximity to the location and responded as such.
When Brian found the child, who had no pulse, he immediately administered CPR. By the time emergency medical personnel arrived on the scene, a pulse was detected and the child was transported to the hospital and later released.
However, this was not Brian’s latest life-saving effort. On Jan. 24, he administered CPR to another unresponsive subject found without a pulse. He continued to do so until emergency personnel arrived and were able to detect a pulse and transport the person to the hospital.
“It’s not often we get to recognize some of our officers for the outstanding jobs that they do,” said Capt. Brooks, who presented Brian with his life-saving award. “Very frequently we are inundated with complaints from people who are upset because their family member got a ticket or somebody got arrested.
“So, when we have an officer who has clearly gone above and beyond the call of duty in helping the community, I think it’s something we need to do to show our recognition to these officers and say thank you.”
Accompanied by his wife, Brian was applauded and thanked by all in attendance for his continued service and life-saving efforts to the residents of Fostoria.

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