Officer Jonathan Williams, Janesville Police Department
Officer Jonathan Williams, left. JPD photo

JANESVILLE — A Janesville police officer has received a commendation for his quick action last month that helped save the life of a man at a local health club.

Officer Jonathan Williams was on patrol last March 17 while he responed to a call from the Janesville Athletic Club on Black Bridge Road for a person was down, was not breathing and had no pulse.

As soon as he arrived, Williams began providing CCR on the 19-year-old man.

He administered compressions until an AED could be used and continued CCR until the man suddenly regained consciousness and sat up.
According to the commendation from police chief David Moore, Williams’ quick, decisive and effective actions are the direct reasons the man survived.

Janesville Fire Department Paramedics confirmed that effective CCR was the primary contributing factor for the man regaining consciousness and being alive today.
“Your performance and dedication are deeply appreciated and respected by the police department and the Janesville community,” read the commendation. “Your dedicated efforts have a direct relationship to the level of safety in the City of Janesville. You strongly support the mission of the Janesville Police Department.”