CPD officer commended for life-saving efforts

Chief Jon Rohde, Officer Andrew Plank and Mayor Jim Lienhoop; Photo courtesy of CPD

A Columbus Police officer received a Letter of Commendation for his life-saving efforts. In May of this year, Officer Andrew Plank, a five year veteran of the department, was dispatched to a home in regards to a suicide attempt. When Plank arrived, he noted that the juvenile had barricaded a bedroom door and was attempting to hang herself.

Plank made entry into the bedroom and witnessed the juvenile losing consciousness. He then provided life-saving care to the juvenile who survived the incident.

Chief Jon Rohde stated “We enter this profession to serve others and keep them safe, and Officer Plank did just that. While we are thankful that this life was saved, we also know that there is a healing process after such an event and want to continue to be available as a community resource to help with that recovery.”

Officer Plank received the commendation during Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety at City Hall.