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  • How would you handle this one????

    You are on patrol, you check a vehicle that is speeding, excessivly, thats say around 20 to 25 over, as the car abruptly pulls over, the driver bails out runs at you and is frantic. He is screaming that his son is unconious and having convulsions. You dont get a chance to say anything before he runs back to his car, and speeds away.
    * i know what the dept. policy was at my former agency* but i was wanting the input from officers at different agencies around the states. This is related to a news report from a day ago. I will give the outcome after I get some responses.

    thanks in advance.

  • #2
    I suppose I would inform dispatch, have them start medical and update them on my location. I would attempt to stop the car again and if successful, detain the man from driving away and evaluate sons condition. If son didn't exist I would arrest for evading.

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    • #3
      only one taker out of 35,,,come one, i know everyone here has an opinion on everything,

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      • #4
        I would try to stop the car again, but I wouldn't be surprised if it would stop. Start another unit 10-18 and notify the supervisor/other units of what happened. If the car did stop, I'd find out what was going on. Then start a medic 10-18 and give first aid. If no chlid in the car hookem for fleeing and eluding, write every citation possible.

        I would pursue the car if it did not stop, and let my supervisor call it off if they want. Then if the kid dies its not on me.

        What was the outcome of your experience?

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        • #5
          IT WASNT MY EXPERIENCE, it was in the news a day ago,, i did have some situations kinda simular when i was on the street, but anyway, since i only have two takers in 2 hrs,

          another unit joined the officer who called pursuit, the two units boxed the car in and put them off the roadway, no contact, just forced them over and had to stop, anyway, turns out the son, 16yr old got sick a couple hours after a highschool football game and went into convulsions. the officer arrested the father, for eluding, and let the mother take their son to the hospital. now the family is sueing.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by gotthblues
            another unit joined the officer who called pursuit, the two units boxed the car in and put them off the roadway, no contact, just forced them over and had to stop, anyway, turns out the son, 16yr old got sick a couple hours after a highschool football game and went into convulsions. the officer arrested the father, for eluding, and let the mother take their son to the hospital. now the family is sueing.
            Sounds like a mess.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by backinblue
              Sounds like a mess.
              thats what i was thinking, bad thing is its a small town, not very deep pockets, probly not going to settle out of court.

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              • #8
                You'd think that if the parents noticed their son convulsing they would call an ambo, but since that didn't happen. When the police stopped them once again you'd think, oh good help is here they can get an ambo and help our son. But once again didn't happen. Then a bunch of police trying to stop the vehicle. "Ok maybe I should pull over I don't think they're giving me an escort." but that didn't happen either. I don't know how the city will handle this, but in my opinion the driver was wrong. If it wasn't a serious medical emergency and one can drive the patient to the hospital the parents need to obey traffic laws. If I stopped the vehicle and they informed me they had a sick kid, offer the ambo or tell them to drive appropriatly.

                All said and done just call the medics.

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                • #9
                  youd think that buut,,

                  i hear ya, our policy was that if it was an emergency we couldnt let them leave, call the ems, and administer any aid that we can, but DO NOT LET THEM LEAVE,
                  i have had simular situations, thats what i did, told them if it was an emergency, stay put, ems will be here in a minute, if you dont want the ems, then it aint an emergency, slow down, drive safely,
                  i stopped one earlier in the morning, 2 ln hwy, leaving town, 100 in 65, older couple, 60's, she was driving, from okla to texas to the hospital, , said he was having a heart attack, i look at him, no sweat, no flushed face, speech was good, just had some pain in his chest, well, maybe its early on in the heart attack. anyway, i tell her, maam, you are going the wrong way, our hospital is 10 minutes that way, versus texas 50 min the way you are going, her response, he will die if i take him here, well, he will die if you drive for almost an hour to texas, tell her to stay put i will have an ambul. here in acouple of minutes, "oh that s not nessicary",,well then its not nessicary for you to be hauling *** (in some many words), anyway, she wound up complaining on me, turns out he had gas. AAHHHHH GOOD TIMES.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by gotthblues
                    youd think that buut,,

                    i hear ya, our policy was that if it was an emergency we couldnt let them leave, call the ems, and administer any aid that we can, but DO NOT LET THEM LEAVE,
                    i have had simular situations, thats what i did, told them if it was an emergency, stay put, ems will be here in a minute, if you dont want the ems, then it aint an emergency, slow down, drive safely,
                    i stopped one earlier in the morning, 2 ln hwy, leaving town, 100 in 65, older couple, 60's, she was driving, from okla to texas to the hospital, , said he was having a heart attack, i look at him, no sweat, no flushed face, speech was good, just had some pain in his chest, well, maybe its early on in the heart attack. anyway, i tell her, maam, you are going the wrong way, our hospital is 10 minutes that way, versus texas 50 min the way you are going, her response, he will die if i take him here, well, he will die if you drive for almost an hour to texas, tell her to stay put i will have an ambul. here in acouple of minutes, "oh that s not nessicary",,well then its not nessicary for you to be hauling *** (in some many words), anyway, she wound up complaining on me, turns out he had gas. AAHHHHH GOOD TIMES.
                    Sounds like fun I havn't run into something like this yet thank god. I did stop a vehicle once that had its hazard lights on speeding down the road turned out the driver was "late for work." Of course I issued the appropriate citations. Anyway good post, I would have liked to have seen other input.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by backinblue
                      I did stop a vehicle once that had its hazard lights on speeding down the road turned out the driver was "late for work." Of course I issued the appropriate citations. :.
                      thats funny,, i nver stopped one for that, but in casual conversation, it always killed me how some people thought that the "FLASHERS" mean that you can disrgard traffic laws..

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by gotthblues
                        thats funny,, i nver stopped one for that, but in casual conversation, it always killed me how some people thought that the "FLASHERS" mean that you can disrgard traffic laws..
                        Yup. When you turn on the flashers your all the sudden driving an emergency vehicle

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                        • #13
                          Surprised someone here didn't say "Shoot him".

                          K9

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by K9 Police
                            Surprised someone here didn't say "Shoot him".

                            K9
                            thats only in texas

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                            • #15
                              What a nightmare situation!! If the hospital is relatively close to where the vehicle was stopped and the man didn't jump back into his car and leave, could the LEO take the child to the ER in their cruiser during a life threatening situation when every second counted; or is that a no-no because of liability issues?

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