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  • Writer's pictureJoe Lyons

Officer Osicka Administers Life-Saving CPR to a 3-Year-Old Child

Ashland Police Officer Soren Osicka, 23, demonstrated exceptional service by administering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to a three-year-old girl.


The incident occurred on January 8, 2024, at approximately 9:10 pm, when dispatchers sent police to a home on Cottage Street for an open line 911 call in which a female was screaming in the background. On arrival, a mother met Ashland Police officers on the sidewalk carrying a child who was unresponsive and not breathing after falling and hitting her head. Officers immediately began life-saving efforts and requested emergency medical services.


Without hesitation, Officer Osicka began CPR to provide the essential circulation and oxygen needed to sustain her life. Within seconds, the child began to breathe independently but abruptly stopped breathing again. Officer Osicka continued CPR until the girl began to breathe once more and respond. Officers cared for the child until EMS arrived for transport to a hospital. The child has since recovered and returned home.


This incident emphasizes the importance of CPR training. The Division will undergo refresher training this year to better prepare officers for such a scenario. We encourage everyone to become certified in CPR, as these life-saving skills can make a significant difference in emergencies like this one.


The selfless actions of public safety personnel often go unnoticed. This incident is a shining example of the compassion, poise, and dedication of the officers of the Ashland Police Division. Officer Osicka's heroic actions remind us of law enforcement's invaluable role in our communities.


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