Calumet County Sheriff's Office
2020 Wisconsin Star of Life
Deputy Will Pearson was born and raised on the southside of Chicago, and moved to Wisconsin when he was 15 years old. He attended Menasha High School for his Sophomore and Junior years and Seymour High School for his Senior Year. After High School, Will went to Fox Valley Technical College for Criminal Justice. While finishing school, he worked as a Community Service Officer for the City of Appleton and as a part-time Police Officer for the City of Seymour.
In 2009, Will graduated and took a full-time patrol position for the City of Seymour. Then, in 2011, he took a full-time position for the Calumet County Sheriff’s Office, where he is currently employed. Throughout his career Will has had the opportunity to hold many specialized positions in his department, and currently he is a patrol assigned K9 handler as well a member of the SWAT team.
Deputy Will Pearson is being nominated as a 2020 Star of Life for his life-saving response to a patient who had fallen and sustained a serious injury to her upper left extremity. Due to the fall, the patient had fractured and dislocated her left elbow and suffered transection of the left brachial artery, jeopardizing the main blood supply to the distal left arm. Deputy Pearson arrived on the scene and utilized his medical knowledge to promptly apply a tourniquet above the area of bleeding. Without his intervention, the patient could have bled to death or suffered the loss of her upper extremity. His quick thinking and jump to action allowed the patient to be transferred to the trauma center in time for her vessel to be repaired and her elbow properly relocated. While Will is not a medic, he was able to help save a life with his prompt medical intervention.
Will and his wife Trista have been married for nine years and they have three children, Joshua, Rylee, and Isabella. Their family currently resides in the Sherwood, WI area. When he is not working, Will enjoys hunting and finishing with family and friends. We are so proud of Will and honored to nominate him as a 2020 Wisconsin Star of Life!