Officer Receives Commendation
|Corrections Officer Reissig receiving his Lifesaving Commendation pin from Sheriff Brueggemann||L-R Jail Administrator Jeff Lickei, Jail Sgt. Amber Gray, Corrections Officer Brian Reissig, Jail Corporal Dave Linder, Sheriff Bill Brueggemann|
Letter of Commendation Issued to
Corrections Officer Brian Reissig
On 11/03/2020, an inmate attempted to harm himself in the quarantine housing module of the Cass County Jail.
Brian Reissig, entered the top-floor cell of the inmate after another staff member alerted Reissig to the inmate trying to strangle/hang himself from a bunk with a bedsheet. Reissig is also a firefighter and did not hesitate to use his training to immediately lift the inmate in an attempt to take the strain from his neck and prevent further injury. Reissig was able to untie the knot while lifting the inmate's body, laid the inmate on the floor and began the attempt to revive the inmate.
Reissig advised Master Control and coordinated with Plattsmouth EMS directly which saved precious critical time. Brian provided a very complete and focused report to the responding ALS personnel while they were en-route to the jail as well as when they arrived on-site.
As Cass County Sheriff Bill Brueggemann issued this Letter of Commendation to Corrections Officer Brian Reissig for his exemplary work and lifesaving efforts.