Mitchell Police Officer Receives “Life Saving Award” From American Police Hall Of Fame

(MITCHELL) – Mitchell Police Officer Rob German received the “Life Saving Award” Friday afternoon at Mitchell City Hall.

Megan Terry (left) Sgt. Rob German (middle) and Cassie Terry (right)

German was given the award by Mitchell Mayor J.D. England and Mitchell Police Chief Mike Hardman from the American Police Hall of Fame National Awards Program. A room full of people were on hand to congratulate German on his professionalism and dedication to serve the public.

Audio: Cassie Terry (daughter of the person rescued)

On May 5, 2020 at approximately 10:20 a.m. Sergeant Robert German responded to a call of an unconscious female. Upon arrival, Sergeant Robert German began life saving efforts by performing CPR until paramedics arrived. The victim survived until July 13, 2020 when she eventually sucummed to her health issues.

Audio: Additional comments from Cassie Terry

Family members say they are proud of what German did in giving them extra time to say goodbye.

Audio: Megan Terry (grandaughter)

“It was such a honor for us he got the award,” said Cassie Terry.

Sgt. Rob German receives a lot of hugs and congratulations from a crowded room Friday afternoon.

“Sergeant Robert German’s quick selfless actions were instrumental in saving a human life. Sergeant Robert German displayed the highest levels of character, devotion to duty, and technical skills,” said Major Ryan Duckett of the Mitchell Police Department.

Audio: Major Duckett

“Sergeant Robert German’s actions are in keeping with the highest standards of professional service in policing. Sergeant German’s actions reflect great credit upon himself, the Mitchell Police Department, City of Mitchell, and the State of Indiana,” Major Duckett continued.