Merriam Police Officer Receives Life Saving Award

Published on September 27, 2021

Officer Nick Moeller receiving a certificate and pin from Merriam Police Chief Darren McLaughlin with Mayor Ken Sissom on the right side.

When a construction worker was electrocuted after hitting a powerline with his ladder, Officer Nick Moeller came to his rescue. 

Moeller arrived at the home within two minutes, shocked the man with an AED, and began chest compressions for several minutes. The worker started breathing again on his own and was transported to a local hospital.

“When I arrived, my training kicked in, and I just went step by step, setting up the AED and getting to work,” Moeller said. “I was really surprised when he started to breathe on his own. I have performed CPR many times, but unfortunately, most of the time, it doesn’t work.” 

Moeller said saving a life was on his career “bucket list” since he started working as a police officer three years ago.

“It feels really good to have finally been able to have given back in this type of way,” Moeller said.

Merriam Police Chief Darren McLaughlin and the City Council honored Moeller with a Life Saving Award at tonight’s City Council meeting.

“Officer Moeller did a fantastic job of responding to the call for help and used his training to help save the life of a person injured,” McLaughlin said. “His actions are representative of the men and women of the Merriam Police Department who live up to our core values of Courage, Sacrifice, and Compassion and serve well the citizens of Merriam.”