Just after 3:15pm on Wednesday, 21 Aug., police were alerted to a report of a vehicle driving in a dangerous manner on Shamrock Road in the vicinity of Countryside Shopping Centre.
The officers made checks in the area and the vehicle was not seen; however, an update on the vehicle’s last known location was provided and the officers followed up and eventually located the vehicle at an address in the Northward area.
The officers approached the vehicle and found that there was a female occupant in the driver’s side experiencing a medical emergency. The officers immediately rendered first aid and contacted Emergency Medical Services, while maintaining their assistance until EMS arrived.
“While the officers were doing their duty, their diligence, commitment and keen attention resulted in life-saving interventions, including the compassion and care shown after medical attention had arrived,” said Acting Chief Inspector Everton Spence, in charge of Service Delivery for the RCIPS. “This is noteworthy as it goes to our primary duty.”
The woman was transported by ambulance to the hospital where it was arranged for an officer to be on standby to check on the status of the woman when the ambulance arrived.
“We accept that sometimes, we don’t always get it right, and when we do not, we will respond to well-founded criticism with a willingness to learn and change,” said Anthony Ennis, Deputy Commissioner of Police. “But for the most part, the majority of our police and support personnel have demonstrated tremendous acts of courage and commitment, sometimes well beyond the call of duty, in service to the public, and have striven for the highest possible standards and pride in their service.
“This is, therefore, another fine example of their professionalism, dedication and unwavering commitment. We also commend the member of public for calling in the incident, which led to the positive outcome.”