RECOGNITIONS

Sherman Police Department Receives ILEAS Preparedness Award

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The Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS) has awarded the Sherman Police Department a certificate of completion in recognition of superior planning and preparedness by a law enforcement agency to defend against disaster and emergencies.

Participation in the ILEAS Agency Preparedness Program is voluntary. ILEAS encourages member agencies to participate in the program to enhance their readiness to respond, request and accept mutual aid resources, and to maintain operations at the emergency site in the event of a local or multi-jurisdictional disaster. Sixteen objectives must be met by an agency for certification.


COMMENDATIONS
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Sgt. Aaron Entringer receives Lifesaving Commendation on July 19, 2016

For lifesaving action taken on June 20, 2016, resulting in saving or sustaining a human life. On this date, Sergeant Entringer responded to a single vehicle roll-over accident in which 1st Responders on-scene reported 3 injured patients including a 6-year-old child that had been ejected from the vehicle.

Sergeant Entringer is a licensed EMT-Paramedic with years of previous full-time experience. Due to limited medical assistance on-scene at the time, he went directly to the traumatically injured child providing emergency medical care. While enroute to the hospital trauma center Sergeant Entringer continued patient care and then transferred care to the hospital trauma team upon their arrival at the hospital. The child immediately was taken to surgery due to the severity of her skull fractures and head injury.

Neurosurgeons subsequently reported the child’s chance for a full recovery was due to their ability to operate so quickly. Sergeant Entringer, working with others on-scene and throughout transport to the hospital, provided direct medical care and most certainly contributed to the survivability of the traumatic injuries to the child. By his exceptional professional ability, his personal initiative, and dedication to duty, Sergeant Entringer reflected great credit upon himself, the police department, and the community he serves.    

Sgt. Aaron Entringer and Chief Craig Bangert
Sgt. Aaron Entringer receives Lifesaving Commendation on March 21, 2017

For lifesaving action taken on February 18, 2017, resulting in saving or sustaining a human life. On this date, Sergeant Entringer responded for a 64 year old woman who had accidentally cut the left wrist on a broken instrument in her kitchen while cooking. She was able to call 911 and reported that blood was pouring out of the wound. Sergeant Entringer responded to assist with the emergency. Upon his arrival, he assessed the woman had lost “pints of blood”. He attempted to stabilize the bleeding with direct pressure and elevation, but quickly determined the bleeding was arterial. Believing the woman to be entering a state of shock, Sergeant Entringer deployed a combat tourniquet which stopped the bleeding prior to EMS arrival. It was later confirmed the woman had cut her radial artery, two tendons and a nerve to her thumb. The treating Emergency Room physician directly contributed the woman’s survival to the quick action and application of the tourniquet by Sergeant Entringer. Sergeant Entringer provided direct medical care and most certainly contributed to the survivability of the traumatic injury. By his exceptional professional ability, his personal initiative, and dedication to duty, Sergeant Entringer reflected great credit upon himself, the police department, and the community he serves. 

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