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Citizens, officers receive life saving awards

Shane Schellin and Melissa Johnson and Hudson Police Officers Robert Moody and Luke Radke were recognized Monday night for lifesaving efforts. The four helped save a subject experiencing a drug overdose. Rebecca Mariscal / RiverTown Multimedia

Police Chief Geoff Willems recognized two officers and two citizens at the council meeting Monday, Feb. 4 for lifesaving efforts.

On Jan. 15 dispatch received a call for a man unconscious but breathing.

Two employees at the location, Shane Schellin and Melissa Johnson, were performing CPR. Schelling, who had former training as a paramedic, identified the situation as a possible drug overdose.

Hudson Police Officer Luke Radke arrived on scene and confirmed it was a drug overdose. He administered Narcan, a medication that counteracts effects of opioids in an overdose. The Narcan had no noticeable improvement, and Schellin and Johnson continued CPR.

Officer Robert Moody arrived and administered a second dose of Narcan. The subject then sat up. St. Croix EMS arrived, and the subject is expected to make a full recovery.

Willems awarded citizen commendations to Schillen and Johnson, and life saving awards to Radke and Moody.

The quick action and response of these four helped save the subject's life.

"To me this is just another example of how our officers and community members work together in service to our community," Willems said.

Fee schedule

The council approved updates to a few fees in the city's fee schedule. Finance Director Brenda Malinowski said the changes were a few housekeeping things.

Changes include adding a reinspection/special inspection fee requested by the fire department, a duplicate license fee for reissuing an operator's license and a correction of the mileage rate for vehicle allowance.

Police association agreements

The council also approved collective bargaining agreements with the Hudson Police Professional Association and the Hudson Police Sergeants Association.

Rebecca Mariscal

Rebecca Mariscal joined the Hudson Star Observer as a reporter in 2016. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in communication and journalism. 

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