2008 Scholla Life Saving Award


On November 12, 2007 Officer Katie Scholla heard a report of an inmate having breathing difficulties at the Clay County Jail. Officer Scholla was in the attached Law Enforcement Center, although not dispatched she went immediately to the call. Arriving first on the scene, Officer Scholla was advised by jail staff that an inmate was in bed and not breathing. Officer Scholla along with a Correctional Officer removed the subject from bed and immediately began CPR. A short time later, Paramedics from FM Ambulance Service arrived on the scene. It was determined the subject had overdosed on a narcotic while on work release, they administered a drug that reversed the effects of the narcotic and the subject began breathing on his own.

Officer Scholla exhibited the highest standards of the police profession and provided an opportunity for reconsideration and reflection.