Olson commended for his actions during emergency

September 25th, 2009    Author: Marsha Mundy    Filed Under: News

An Amelia police officer was recognized during the Amelia Village Council meeting Monday, Sept. 21 for his actions in response to an emergency situation involving a resident.

Police Officer Shane Olson was presented a plaque by Amelia Police Chief Jeff Sucher for an incident which took place Aug. 31.

Chief Sucher addressed Mayor Leroy Ellington and council members as he read a letter of commendation during the meeting.

Amelia Police Chief Jeff Sucher, left, presents patrol officer Shane Olson a plaque for his response to an emergency situation in the village at a council meeting Monday, Sept. 21.
"As you are aware, the Amelia Police Department first responds to fire and EMS calls in the village," said Chief Sucher. "The importance of this program was highlighted when police officer Olson was dispatched to the report of a resident experiencing severe respiratory distress."

Sucher noted that when Olson arrived at the residence he found the doors locked and was unable to enter the home. Olson checked with Union Township Communications Center to confirm that the resident was still in the home and was still in distress.

"The communications center confirmed that the patient was still in respiratory distress and unable to get to the door," said Sucher. "Police officer Olson forced entry into the home and found the resident on the floor between the bed and a wall. Police officer Olson not only stayed on the scene to assist the fire department, he also made sure that family members were notified and that the residence was re-secured."

Sucher also noted that Olson had previously been recognized for bravery in 2007.

"Police Officer Olson was recognized for bravery at the 2007 annual Clermont County Law Enforcement Banquet for rescuing an injured elderly resident from a smoke filled apartment," said Sucher. "Police Officer Olson is here this evening and it is my honor to present his commendation at this time."

Sucher presented the plaque to officer Olson and Mayor Ellington commented on the gratefulness of the village for his quick response.
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