Sheriff’s Deputy to be honored for applying tourniquet, controlling bleeding, saving a life.

Quick response averted tragedy, followed training to Stop the Bleed


Deputy William Pearson of the Calumet County Sheriff’s Department will be honored by Gold Cross Ambulance for his life-saving response to a situation that could easily have ended tragically. Deputy Pearson was the first responder to arrive on the scene at Dick’s Family Foods in the Village of Sherwood in late November 2017. Linda Kieso, a cashier at the grocery store, had fallen in the parking lot, broken her arm and severed an artery. When Gold Cross paramedics arrived, they found the deputy, assisted by bystanders, had applied a tourniquet – a response anyone can learn to do – to control the bleeding. At this special recognition, Deputy Pearson will tell his story of how he was trained for just such a situation. The patient and the bystanders who assisted Deputy Pearson and the medical care team, including the trauma team from ThedaCare, will also be present.


Friday, March 9, 10–11 A.M.


Gold Cross Ambulance Headquarters, 1055 Wittmann Dr., Menasha


To honor a local deputy who stepped up in an emergency, and to recognize the first responders, paramedics and medical care team who contributed to saving a life; to educate citizens about the Stop the Bleed Campaign and the critical role of bystanders in saving lives; and to raise awareness of training for bystanders so they can help in a traumatic bleeding situation.


Calumet County Sheriff’s Deputy William Pearson, patient Linda Kieso, Town of Harrison First Responders, Gold Cross Ambulance paramedics, ThedaCare’s Trauma Team. Media are invited to attend to help spread the word that anyone can be trained to step in to help control bleeding and potentially save a life, and to tell the story of how a local sheriff’s deputy did what anyone with simple training can do. Event participants will be available for interviews.

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