Columbia County boy earns Life Saver Award
Karl Burnstad noticed his mother had been sleeping longer than normal and was unable to wake her up. He quickly called 9-1-1, and got his mother the medical attention she needed, saving her life.
March 5, 2020
DAYTON—It's not every day that the Columbia County Sheriff's Office gives a Lifesaver Award. Last Friday, in a full courtroom, Columbia County Undersheriff Robbie Patterson presented 7 year old Karl Burnstad with a Life saving Award. This November, Karl was able to recognize a medical emergency and dial 9-1-1, ultimately saving his mother's life.
On November 12, 2019, Karl Burnstad, then only 6 years old, noticed that his mom, Tracy Burnstad, had been sleeping longer than normal and wouldn't wake up. Karl was able to locate a cell phone, call 9-1-1, and answer the dispatcher's questions,...