Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


Shimkus Honors Four Coles-Moultrie Electric Lifesavers

Jun 29, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing four employees of Coles-Moultrie Electric Cooperative for their extraordinary efforts in saving the life of one of their customers.
"On April 3, 2020, Mitch Stanciu, Bob Schafer, Jim Geldert, and Brock Cook were out on a service call when the customer, a veteran from the Vietnam War, collapsed to the ground," Shimkus noted. "The team rushed over, and Schafer and Stanciu, who both knew first aid, rendered assistance."

Shimkus added, "The victim was transported to the nearest hospital and then airlifted to a second hospital, where surgeons removed a blood clot from the man’s brain."

The full entry in the Congressional Record can be found HERE.