A Galena police officer is credited with saving a young girl’s life.
Officer Jakob Christiansen, who has been with Galena PD for about a year, was on duty last Friday when a call came in about a medical emergency at Schermerhorn Park. Christiansen, first on scene, found a young girl having a hard time breathing.
When the girl passed out and stopped breathing, Christiansen and the girl's father started CPR and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Christiansen and the father were able to revive her as EMS and the fire officials arrived.
Christiansen is being called a hero; he says he’s thankful for his training, and that the girl still has a full life ahead of her.