Sgt. Ytzen recognized for lifesaving service

DPD Chief Tricia Thein presented Ytzen with a plaque and a pin of merit in honor of his quick response and outstanding lifesaving service.  (Driftless Multimedia photo by Denise Lana)

At the Decorah City Council meeting Tuesday, Jan. 16, Sergeant Adam Ytzen of the Decorah Police Department was acknowledged for his lifesaving service provided to a Decorah resident Dec. 6, 2023.  Sgt. Ytzen responded to a call where a person had collapsed outside a residence. He arrived on the scene within two minutes,  provided cardio pulmonary resuscitation, and utilized his automated external defibrillator to shock the resident’s heart and reestablish an effective rhythm. DPD Chief Tricia Thein presented Ytzen with a plaque and a pin of merit in honor of his quick response and outstanding lifesaving service. 

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