2013 Awards

Life Saving Award
On February 17, 2013, at 0511 hours, Meeker County Dispatch received a call of an unresponsive male located inside a residence located south of Litchfield. Meeker County Deputy Bill Hudson, Litchfield Rescue, and Gold Cross Ambulance were dispatched to the scene.

As Deputy Hudson was responding to the scene, he requested that Litchfield Police Officer Aaron Nelson also respond. Deputy Hudson was the first to arrive at the residence. He moved the victim to the floor, hooked up an automated external defibrillator, and started CPR. When Officer Nelson arrived, he assisted Deputy Hudson with CPR. The automated external defibrillator was used to administer 2 shocks to the victim. After the second shock, the victim regained a pulse and started breathing on his own.

When Gold Cross Ambulance arrived, the victim was transported to Meeker Memorial Hospital and then air lifted to the St. Cloud hospital for further treatment.

As Sheriff, I am proud to present this award in recognition of the life-saving efforts which saved the life of this individual who had collapsed on February 17, 2013.

Sheriff Jeff Norlin
Sheriff Jeff Norlin, Deputy Bill Hudson, Police Officer Aaron Nelson, Chief Deputy Brad Lindgren
(Left to right): Sheriff Jeff Norlin, Deputy Bill Hudson, Police Officer Aaron Nelson, Chief Deputy Brad Lindgren