of the most exciting pieces of working as a deputy sheriff is the variety of
contacts and complex problems you will get to work on daily. In one moment you
could be conducting a routine investigation and only seconds later be asked to
perform life saving techniques.
This was no better demonstrated then on
December 21st, 2017 at 6:51 p.m., that's when Angelica Sandoval would be forever
impacted by her "Angel" Deputy Gregg Ramseyer. Ms. Sandoval, an employee at
DeDe's Deli located at 132 Lancaster Drive SE in Salem was in her office working
when she heard a deputy asking for video footage from their parking
Deputy Ramseyer was in the store investigating a hit and run crash
and believed the restaurants video surveillance may have captured the incident.
Before Ms. Sandoval could help she began choking on a potato chip and could no
longer breathe. Another employee Cassie Sarff, recognized Ms. Sandoval was
choking so she attempted the Heimlich Maneuver and swept her mouth using her
Deputy Ramseyer seeing what was unfolding in front of him
radioed for paramedics and came to the aide of Ms. Sandoval. Although the
Heimlich was being performed by Ms. Sarff, Deputy Ramseyer recognized Ms.
Sandoval was not improving and now turning blue. Deputy Ramseyer took over for
Ms. Sarff and performed several cycles of the maneuver clearing the obstruction
which allowed Ms. Sandoval to breathe normally.
Commander Eric Hlad was
quoted as saying, "Each day I am amazed with our deputy sheriff's dedication to
the safety of our visitors and residents. We could not be more proud of Deputy
Ramseyer and his ability to recognize an emergency and take life saving action."
A video of the incident is available in the link below. Ms. Sandoval is
available for media interviews, her information can be obtained by emailing
Primary PIO Phone: 503. 584. MCSO (6276)
Information Officer Lt. Chris Baldridge
Cell Phone: 503.930.0579
On Twitter: @MCSOInTheKnow