La Porte County deputy praised for life-saving actions

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LA PORTE COUNTY, Ind. – A La Porte County deputy is being thanked for his life-saving actions during an emergency situation on Friday, the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office announced.

At 2:51 p.m., Deputy Tyler Oberholtzer responded to the area of U.S. 35 and County Road 250 South for a report of a vehicle passenger who had lost consciousness.

Deputy Oberholtzer arrived at 2:53 p.m. and found the 31-year-old female was still unconscious and not breathing.

The woman was removed from the vehicle.

After not finding a pulse, Deputy Oberholtzer began CPR.

While doing so, he noticed the patient beginning to show signs of life.

He continued to do CPR as the patient was loaded into an ambulance.

A short time later, the woman began to take deep breaths.

She was taken to the hospital and as of midday on Monday, she is in stable condition.

“I am very pleased and proud of the quick decision making and life-saving efforts performed by Deputy Oberholtzer,” said Sheriff John Boyd. “During this high stress incident, he maintained his composure and reacted instinctively while implementing his training. He is a valuable member of the agency, and we will be forever grateful for his actions, especially this holiday season.”

Deputy Oberholtzer is a 2.5-year veteran of the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office.

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