Safety officials have been honored for their lifesaving role in a stabbing and melee at the Mosey Inn on Dec. 28.
Mayor Hans Schneider praised more than a dozen safety officials for their quick actions in what was an extraordinary situation, even for them. They received a standing ovation from the audience gathered for the Jan. 19 village council meeting.
“These people, every day, respond to events that save lives and what happened that night was an unusual circumstance,” Schneider said. “They saved a life. The guy was stabbed in the lung, bowel, spleen, and kidney. We are blessed here with some really great people: the men and women that do this. And I’d just like everybody to thank them for what they do.”
He recognized the following:
• Wellington police officers Ryan Garrison, Matt Neff, dispatcher Krista Basci, Lt. Jeff Shelton, Chief Tim Barfield, and Det. Robert Aviles (who was absent).
• The Wellington fire department’s Lt. Bryan Hamer, Lt. Chad Regal, firefighter Ken Knapp, and Chief Mike Wetherbee.
• From the South Lorain County Ambulance District: paramedic/supervisor Amy Kiley, paramedic/supervisor Fred Swanson, EMT Tonya Sibert, and EMT Rachel Marcum (who was absent).
Letters of commendation will be placed in their personnel files, Schneider said.
Police were called out 59 times in the the last year to the Mosey Inn for incidents that included assaults, disorderly conduct, fights, theft, domestic violence, threats, harassment, and noise complaints.
Since the stabbing, police have been called out four more times. Among the recent complaints were a case of alleged domestic abuse where someone punched someone in the nose, loud music, and assistance removing a subject from the bar. Another complaint was linked to an assault that happened back in August.
Village council is now considering nuisance abatement against places where they are frequently called out to respond.
Council may review some legislation at next Monday night’s council meeting.
Catherine Gabe can be reached at 440-647-3171 or @ReporterGabe on Twitter.
Photos by Catherine Gabe | Wellington Enterprise
Firefighters, ambulance district workers, and police are honored for their quick response Dec. 28 when a man nearly died from being stabbed at the Mosey Inn.