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The crew for my ride along with Life Link III. From left to right: Me, Bob Rhiel, Chris Kruse and Stacy Brewers. Submitted photo

Life Link III: Adrenaline-filled ride

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As I was interviewing Bob Rhiel earlier this year as he was leaving the Pierce County Sheriff's Department after 24 years, he first made an unexpected offer.


He told me that when the time comes, let him know, and I could do a ride-along with Life Link III.

Rhiel was leaving the sheriff's department to work full-time with Life Link III, a company specializing in ground and air medical transportation. He would become the flight supervisor for its Rice Lake location.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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