CHIPPEWA COUNTY -- On Monday November 27, 2023, Chief Matthew Kelm of the Chippewa Falls Police Department came to the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office to express his Department’s admiration for the professionalism displayed by the Emergency Communications Center staff during their incident on October 20th 2023 on Spruce St in the City of Chippewa Falls.
Chief Kelm informed Tim Walters, Stephanie Stone, and Wade Davis that their outstanding efforts on October 20th 2023, their quick response, recognition of the severity of the incident, teamwork, and immediate actions, including encouraging the female victim to jump out of a second-story window, likely resulted directly in saving the life of the female victim. A failure to act or action after delay could have led to a tragic outcome.
Chief Kelm presented them with a plaque in recognition of their efforts.
On behalf, of the Sheriff’s Office, I would like to further recognize the invaluable work these individuals, and all of our dispatchers, do every time they answer a call for service. Our Emergency Communications Center is the first line for all public safety in Chippewa County. They are the calm voice on the end of the line when someone calls no matter the call. From the traffic crashes, to providing CPR to a loved one, or even help assist callers with delivering babies during emergency circumstances.
They never know what they may be needed to assist with when they answer the ringing phone line, the one thing that is consistent is our County can depend on their professionalism to calmly guide us through our biggest public safety needs.
-- Per Chippewa County Sheriff Travis Hakes