Sarpy County dispatcher receives Life Saving Award

Sarpy County

Sarpy County dispatcher receives Life Saving Award

Date: 
November 27, 2018


Sarpy County 911 dispatcher Katie Porter (center) received a Life Saving Award from Emergency Communications Director William Muldoon (left) and Medical Director  Eric Ernest.


Sarpy County 911 dispatcher Katie Porter received a Life Saving Award at today's Sarpy County Board of Commissioners meeting.

On Oct. 10, Porter answered a 911 call from a woman asking for help for her husband, who was on the floor and not responding. She quickly dispatched crews from the Bellevue Police Department and Bellevue Fire and Rescue, then began CPR instructions for the caller. Porter counted out loud with the caller to verify the chest compressions were being performed correctly and kept the woman focused until EMS arrived.

The rescue crew transported the patient to Nebraska Medicine Bellevue, where he was successfully resuscitated, and he has since been released.

"Your role in the chain of patient care worked successfully, and together with law enforcement and EMS personnel, a life was saved," Sarpy County Emergency Communications Director William Muldoon said while presenting Porter with the award.