Wis. corrections officer recognized for helping save injured elderly man

Officer Sheng Lao was on her way home from work when she saw a man lying unconscious in his driveway

By Sarah Calams

MARATHON COUNTY, Wis. — A corrections officer was recognized after she helped save an injured elderly man.

WSAW.com reported that Officer Sheng Lao was on her way home from work when she saw a man lying in his driveway. The 89-year-old man, who had fallen and hit a retaining wall, was unconscious and bleeding from his head. Lao stopped her car, administered a sternum rub, used a cloth to stop the bleeding and called 911. The man, according to the report, is recovering. 

Lao received the Marathon County Sheriff's Office's Lifesaving Medal, but told Sheriff Scott Parks she was just doing her job.

"She doesn't look for a lot of attention or fanfare. What she does, she just likes to go out there and do her job. And, she had indicated that her efforts on that particular day was something that she would do based on her ability, skills and training provided to her. But, it also comes from the heart that she has," Parks said.


April 26, 2020, Marathon County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Officer Sheng Lao had finished her assigned shift and was...

Posted by Sheriff Scott Parks on Wednesday, June 10, 2020

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