February 25, 2020–6:31 a.m.
PFC Scott Kasmar is the Rome Police Department’s Officer of the Year.
On August 28, 2019, officers responded to 232 South Broad Street in reference to a physical domestic altercation in which someone had been shot.
PFC Kasmar arrived shortly after and observed a male lying outside the residence and the male’s midsection covered with blood.
He immediately began to survey the male and determined the injury was a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
Due to the injury and significant amount of blood loss, PFC Kasmar quickly began to administer trauma care utilizing his personal IFAK (individual first aid kit) in an attempt to control further blood loss.
Upon the arrival of Floyd EMS personnel, the victim was quickly transferred to a stretcher and secured for transport to Floyd Medical Center.
PFC Kasmar has been with the department since 2016 and has been recognized four times as Officer of the Month and awarded Lifesaving awards for three incidents he responded to in 2019.
On May 10th, PFC Scott Kasmar responded to an unconscious person call.
Discovering the victim did not have a pulse PFC Kasmar began CPR and provided medical aid until EMS arrived.
On July 12th, PFC Scott Kasmar responded to a suicidal person on the footbridge near Bridgepoint Plaza and, putting himself in harm’s way, successfully brought the victim back to safety.
On October 26th PFC Scott Kasmar responded to a domestic call where he rendered aid for a wrist laceration, investigated the incident and arrested the offender for aggravated assault.