CPD officer recognized for life-saving efforts

Officer Clayton Nolting with Chief Jon Rohde; photo courtesy of CPD

A Columbus police officer was recognized for helping save the life of a local woman. Officer Clayton Nolting, a six-year veteran of the department, received a Letter of Commendation from Chief Jon Rohde during Tuesday’s Board of Public Works and Safety Meeting at City Hall.

The commendation stems from an incident on Nov. 20th, when Officer Nolting responded to a medical emergency at a home on Pennsylvania Street. When Nolting arrived, he found an unresponsive 74-year-old resident inside the home. Nolting provided CPR and utilized his department issued automated external defibrillator, giving life-saving care to the woman until additional medical help could arrive. A pulse was later reestablished and the woman was transported to Columbus Regional Health where she received additional treatment.

A CPD officer who was on scene during the incident wrote in a letter to Chief Rohde that “the efforts made by Officer Nolting were undoubtedly crucial in sustaining this woman’s life and he deserves recognition for such actions.”