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  • Writer's pictureJoe Lyons

Miller Presents Ashland Police Officer Commendation on House Floor for Saving a 3-year-old Girl’s Life

COLUMBUS, OH – State Rep. Melanie Miller (R-City of Ashland) invited and presented a commendation from the Ohio House Representatives to Ashland Police Officer Soren Osicka, during a recognition ceremony on the House floor. Miller also acknowledged Ashland Police Chief David Lay (30+ years), Captain Craig Kiley (24 years), and Lieutenant Aaron Klein (17 years) for their distinguished service in law enforcement to the Ashland community during the legislative session.


“Today, as we remember Police Week, just being this last week, we have a very special young man that we want to honor today, Officer Soren Osicka for his heroic actions and acting swiftly when there was an emergency,” Miller said. 


Officer Soren Osicka is 23 years old and became a police officer less than a year ago. After about five months on the job, he saved a 3-year-old girl's life by administering CPR after she hit her head and stopped breathing.


“On behalf of the Ohio House of Representatives, myself, and our Speaker of the House, Mr. Jason Stephens, we would like to honor you with a commendation from the House of Representatives to recognize you and your heroic efforts.”


Including Osicka, Miller invited members of the Ashland Police Department to the Statehouse to tour the grounds and be recognized during the House session to be recognized for police week and their service to their community.


To view the commendation presentation, please watch here.


To view the point of personal privilege during House Session, please watch here.




State Representative Melanie Miller is currently serving her first term in the Ohio House of Representatives. She represents the 67th House District, which includes all of Ashland County and the western portion of Medina County.


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