At 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 27, 2011 Jeff Seamans driving through Rapid City with his wife
and stepdaughter on their way to Montana. Seamans was a passenger in the
car when he went into cardiac arrest; his wife called 911 for help.
Kathleen Callery was the first officer on scene, and was quickly joined
by Officer Chris Hunt and Officer Michael Frybarger. The trio
administered CPR and an AED shock while waiting for an ambulance to
arrive. As the officers worked to save Seamans' life, nurse Laurie Mills
drove past the scene. She jumped in to assist the officers, helping to
administer chest compressions as medics arrived. EMS took over CPR, and
within minutes, Seamans was breathing on his own. Seamans was
transported to Rapid City Regional Hospital, where he recovered and was
released several days later.
Mills was honored for her
assistance with the Community Service Award. Chief Allender also awarded
Officers Callery, Hunt, and Frybarger with the Life Saving Medal for
their swift response. The Life Saving Medal may be given to officers for
an act performed in the line of duty that, through disregard of
personal safety or prompt and alert action, results in saving a life.
Tags: Rapid City Police, Cardiac Arrest, heart attack, response, emergency, 911, wife, daughter, husband
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota, United States (load item map)
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