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Date: 05/28/09 12:29 PM

64 Responses to Oklahoma Highway Patrol Assaults EMT Driver

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    huck08 Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2009 at 12:18 pm
    Link: Oklahoma Highway Patrol Assaults EMT Driver - Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper and a paramedic were caught on tape scuffling while a patient was sent to the hospital.
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    Mo73 Male 30-39
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    May 28, 2009 at 12:58 pm
    I hope that dudes mom is ok....freakin cop. At least get the women to the hospital then deal with whatever else.
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    firetiger16 Female 18-29
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    May 28, 2009 at 12:58 pm
    wow what was with those police officers
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    Trumple07 Male 13-17
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    May 28, 2009 at 1:01 pm
    Wtf....police shouldnt be holding someones throat like that, let alone an ambulance driver!
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
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    May 28, 2009 at 1:01 pm
    What he hell? The patrol trooper was mad they didn`t pull over? Who pulls over an ambulance? Seriously?
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    Crabes Male 30-39
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    May 28, 2009 at 1:08 pm
    dude!! i`m bored
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    iluvpink13 Female 18-29
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    May 28, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    the police were responding to a call.
    It all started because the ambulance failed to yield to OHP troopers, who were en route to a call along highway 62 in Paden.

    Davis said the driver of the ambulance was trying to avoid hitting a car that slowed down and wasn`t aware of troopers nearby until it was too late.
    But after OHP troopers finished their official business, they came back and pulled the Creek Nation ambulance over. One of the troopers chided Paul for failing to yield.

    Once the ambulance was pulled over, Davis pulled out his phone and shot video of the scene.

    The woman in the ambulance was being taken to the hospital for heat exaustion. both her son and her husband were begging the police to deal with the problem at the hospital.

    OHP alleges that one of the paramedics on the video assaulted the trooper, but the assault was not caught on tape. they are attempting to file charges against the ambulance driver by the end of the week.

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    iluvpink13 Female 18-29
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    May 28, 2009 at 1:27 pm
    This is crap. american police are so roostery it pisses me off so much.
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    iluvpink13 Female 18-29
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    May 28, 2009 at 1:28 pm
    lol roostery. gotta love that swear censor!
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    Storm-Pixie Female 30-39
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    May 28, 2009 at 1:30 pm
    I live here where this happened. OHP is trying to say the EMT flipped them off as OHP passed them on the highway.
    In the end the EMT did not get arrested but there is an investigation going for what happened.
    But for the record most of the police departments in this state all act just like that so it doesn`t shock me at all that this happened.
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    donk Male 30-39
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    May 28, 2009 at 1:34 pm
    The troopers were out of line in several ways. Both vehicles are emergency vehicles and are not required to yield to each other. Failure to yield only applies to a "civilian" vehicle that fails to yield to an emergency vehicle using emergency lights and/or sirens. Obstruction of a police officer would apply if this paramedic was interfering with the officer but it also applies to the police officer. Interfering with medical personal is also against the law and that is what the officers were doing. I was a Firefighter/EMT for almost 10 years and I have had a few people arrested for interfering with medical personal. The officer also said that he pulled the ambulance over for flipping him the bird...also not illegal. Flipping the bird is considered free speech, worse thing that can happen is disorderly conduct but the bird flip would have to be accompanied but some other action...flipping someone the bird itself is not illegal. I hope these officers are disciplined.
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    Lou-Saydus Male 13-17
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    May 28, 2009 at 1:40 pm
    Hang the cops responsible. This is clearly an issue of race, not any real issue.
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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
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    May 28, 2009 at 1:41 pm
    "hello? sick person in ambulance needs help and needs to be taken to the hospital. that trumps everything take up your beef after shes in the hospital. arse holes!!!
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    May 28, 2009 at 1:43 pm
    I hope these dipwad police get fired, They must be totally insane stopping an ambulance en route to a hospital.
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    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    May 28, 2009 at 1:47 pm
    Donk: You are right on the money!

    I too was a Paramedic for several years. I am rather disgusted by the actions of these Highway Patrol officers. In New York State (where I worked) EMT`s, Firefighters, and Police Officers have nothing but respect for each other... Especially in urban environments where our paths would cross daily.

    In Buffalo, NY (my hometown) a domestic violence call would often have all three agencies arrive on the scene within moments of each other. Often, on busy days either the Fire Fighters (First Responders/First Aid) or us (Paramedics) would arrive BEFORE the police on domestic violence calls.

    If it turned out that no first aid was necessary, both the Firefighters and Paramedics would stick around to watch out for the officers until another patrol car would arrive to back them up.

    The police also would ALWAYS stick around to back us up on run of the mill first aid calls.

    From what I see here, Oklahoma is not high on my list of places to go.

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    JMaybury Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2009 at 1:48 pm
    Oh if only the police didn`t have the law on their side. That driver would have destroyed both of them with his eyes closed.
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    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
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    May 28, 2009 at 2:01 pm
    From my time as volunteer ambulance attendant, is illegal to stop an ambulance that is `hot`(light & sirens), and very, very bad policy to have police interfere with an ambulance, or an ambulance with police.

    Personally, I see this as another example of the American society going to hell in a basket case.

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    jar-head Male 13-17
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    May 28, 2009 at 2:09 pm
    People: That Mr.Bubbles Would Destroy those popo, but assaulting an officer in uniform isnt worth the charges. What`s that saying that started the L.A riots? Oh yeah, F*ck The Police
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    May 28, 2009 at 2:17 pm
    Weird.....At least Ole Blighty hasnt got that bad yet
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    DaSheezy Male 13-17
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    May 28, 2009 at 2:27 pm
    Damn pigs.... I hope he chokes on a doughnut.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    May 28, 2009 at 2:28 pm
    Or at least has the jam stolen outta it
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    reidcook1000 Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2009 at 2:40 pm
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    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    May 28, 2009 at 3:00 pm
    ferdyfred: "Ole Blighty"?

    For myself, (and the rest of the Americans) what (or who) is "Ole Blighty"?

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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    May 28, 2009 at 3:06 pm
    Oh, Ole Blighty - Great Britain, me spake in saxon there, many apologies
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    May 28, 2009 at 3:08 pm
    And sorry, reading the comments, it looks like a outrageous act, and not the norm at all, which Im very glad about, cos I do love the US, well I have to, my sweetheart doth come from there, Ahem...
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    May 28, 2009 at 3:09 pm
    wtf. looks like so BIG ego here
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    xXBrodieXx Male 30-39
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    May 28, 2009 at 3:20 pm
    This is the crap that the people who are unfortunate enough to live in Oklahoma must deal with.

    Cops in this state are overcompensating tough guys with huge attitude problems. In this wonderful state I call home you are guilty unless proven innocent in the eyes of the law, unless of course your fat, white, and are a card carrying member of the good ole boys club.

    That is just the state troopers. If you really want your mind blown go to some of the small towns in southern Oklahoma the local cops are real gems.

    Drive around Oklahoma if you have the time and dont stop if you must drive through.

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    scpenguin Male 30-39
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    May 28, 2009 at 3:23 pm
    WTF I`m I seeing this right. They have a person who needs medical attention in an ambulance and the state troopers are picking that moment to arrest the EMT. FOR WHAT? This country is going to hell so fast my head is spinning. Why aren`t becoming a police state, we are a police state now! Every patriotic male in this country should do a testicle check to see if they have balls and come to terms just what they`re going to do about it.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    May 28, 2009 at 3:53 pm
    Being a police officer should be more about brains than brawn I think. Obviously both are important, but I think too many people go into that field of work thinking they can succeed just because they have big muscles. Isn`t violence the last resort? So shouldn`t more emphasis be put on the FIRST choice?
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    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2009 at 3:59 pm
    Pity the sound was bad, so I couldn`t hear a damn thing.

    O and my own theory for getting a decent police force: high wages. Make it a well payed and desirable job and you lots of people to pick from. Then you can afford to cast aside the dicks.

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    LadyChula629 Female 18-29
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    May 28, 2009 at 4:18 pm
    What is wrong with the police officers in this country... bunch of morons. First it was the police officer who held the NFL player from seeing his dying mother-in-law in the hospital and now this? This country is turning into poo.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    May 28, 2009 at 4:41 pm
    Worlds going to hell in the proverbial hand basket
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    imx36degrees Female 18-29
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    May 28, 2009 at 4:57 pm
    The paramedics should press charges, then the lady in the ambulance should sue. The police will probably lose their jobs AND have to pay money to the lady suffering from the heat because she had to wait longer for treatment.


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    hi2pi Male 30-39
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    May 28, 2009 at 6:05 pm
    why`d he get pulled over in the first place?
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2009 at 6:18 pm
    the cop is a drating prick. I thought there were certain unwritten rules like dont arrest someone who is trying to save someones life
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    I_like_quiz Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2009 at 7:08 pm
    I wouldn`t have pulled over. That`s just stupid and wrong.
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    meddude225 Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2009 at 7:10 pm
    ok, i`m an EMT, and we are definitely told there is an unwritten rule that ambulances/fire trucks trump police when responding if the ambulance has a patient, unless it`s the feds (which is a written rule). the fact is, the ambulance probably didn`t see the cop because of a worry about idiots who don`t yield. there was no assault possible (when would it have been? did the EMT jump out of the ambulance at the intersection, sucker punch the cop then run back?). it`s also a failure on the dispatcher`s part, as they are supposed to make sure things like that (crossing paths unknowingly) don`t happen. the trooper was an ass, and the EMT was trying to do his job. heat exhaustion can lead, untreated, to heat stroke, which is extremely serious.
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    meddude225 Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2009 at 7:13 pm
    fun fact: i said that the feds take precedence over local emergency vehicles. it`s a law. what else falls under that law? any federal vehicle. including post trucks. no joke. if there`s an ambulance, a police car, and a fire truck all responding to an emergency, and they each come to a four-way intersection at the same time as a post truck, the post truck gets to go first.
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    snottydyck Male 40-49
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    May 28, 2009 at 7:19 pm
    Barney Fife strikes again
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    medic1971 Male 30-39
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    May 28, 2009 at 7:35 pm
    Having worked in the field, as an EMT-I, and having a tremendous amount respect for law enforcement, and I have work with OHP before, this video makes me sick. The OHP trooper was WAY OUT OF LINE! He was pissed because someone did not respect his Authoritah!

    When he pulled that ambulance over he was interfering with patient care and if I am not mistaken that is a crime!

    Please don`t judge the entire Oklahoma Highway Patrol based on this clown. I`ve worked with OHP, and still do today, and they are good women and men who do a tuff job with little praise. But like anything in this world there is good and bad people everywhere.

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    davisboy Male 30-39
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    May 28, 2009 at 7:43 pm
    There seems to be alot of support for the EMTs in this discussion, but I want to say I understand where the trooper may be comming from. I have seen first hand ambulance drivers who have NO business being ambulance drivers. I can remember of at least 2 instances in my hometown where an ambulance driver rolled their rigs due to excessive speed.

    I also agree with meddude. Usually these guys put their egos aside to get the job done first and formost. There is probably a pre-existing history between these 2. The officer could handled this better and escorted them to the hospital, then given the driver a ticket or taken the approriate action at that point.

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    schecter5 Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2009 at 7:48 pm
    this is why i carry a chuck norris with me at all times.

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    ShadowRyder Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2009 at 8:10 pm
    Why the hell would you pull over an ambulance? That`s f*cking stupid..
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    May 28, 2009 at 8:20 pm
    "Being a police officer should be more about brains than brawn I think."

    Well said Opie

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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    May 28, 2009 at 8:40 pm
    The cops will probably get a letter put in their files, or get a few days off. The worst that will happen to them is they might get fired. What they need, though, is some hard prison time for aggravated battery and armed criminal action. Unfortunately, in the USA a police badge is pretty much a license to commit violent felonies with little or no consequences.
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    Tia-Shadow Female 18-29
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    May 28, 2009 at 9:45 pm
    Welcome to Oklahoma.
    Never Ever get caught by highway patrol here.
    They WILL pull you over for ANYTHING.
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    May 28, 2009 at 10:02 pm
    OldOllie: once again I agree with you.
    It is often said that police cannot be put in jail because it would be attacked by the other inmates. How is this different from anybody being put in jail?
    Secondly: the chances of ex-police officer is being wrongfully treated inside the jail would probably be a little more of a crime deterrent for them.
    I wish I had more power to punish Bad Cops other than typing up complaints.
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    HornyPanda Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2009 at 11:08 pm
    lol wuuut?
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    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2009 at 2:23 am
    glad to see no one`s defending the cops. unfortunately, as we all know, and as it`s well known..they probably won`t get punished.
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    Sasuccia Female 18-29
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    May 29, 2009 at 4:22 am
    non-nice individuals.
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    Raccoon Female 18-29
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    May 29, 2009 at 7:34 am
    Wow... trying to arrest an emergency respondent? Someone who is officially responsible for the safety and well being of the person in the back of the ambulance? What, is this some gung-ho rookie cop who didn`t like the idea of someone speeding on his beat, regardless of whether the lady dies or not?
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    space_kowboy Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2009 at 7:39 am
    I read that the EMT is actually getting charged instead of the cops for not submitting to teh master, Hurray for the justice system...
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    bocaj90 Female 70 & Over
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    May 29, 2009 at 8:50 am
    And THAT is the reason why i hate cops.
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    Binary101 Male 13-17
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    May 29, 2009 at 8:58 am
    They have no right to pull over an ambulance, they are both legally employed by the government and the police are stopping them from doing their job.

    These kinds of things make me angry considering it could happen to you. At least in NZ they only recruit people who have completed high school.

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    damokiwi Male 40-49
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    May 29, 2009 at 9:11 am
    Try this I was trying to find their website to send them a rude email.
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    CBFLATLINE Male 40-49
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    May 29, 2009 at 9:25 am
    As a Paramedic there are wrongs on both sides. The OHP really screwed the pooch when he allegedly assaulted the Medic (never saw what happened prior to the video). Believe it or not PD and EMS usually work very well together (At least in my area).


    The Medic screwed up when he left his patient, That my friends is called patient abandonment and he could be fired for that alone.

    For those of you that say you hate cops, well the Police are usually at the scene first before EMS and do quite a bit to help the patient prior to EMS getting there.

    The Police have every right in the world to pull over an ambulance if it is violating the law and I encourage it (The law has kept me alive and most EMS deaths are caused by MVA`s).

    Finally there are ambulance services that are not part of the government, as a mater of fact most are private, crappy, for-profit services who`s employees are trying to get the "good Jobs" by gaining experience.

    EMT-P for 11 years,

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    scpenguin Male 30-39
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    May 29, 2009 at 10:38 am
    Think at what we have seen police officers do just in the past six months. Shoot a kid in the head while unarmed and restrained. Beat a baptist minister for not getting out of his vehicle, beat a man who was unconscious already, tazer a man dozens of times who was having a seizure, hold a man trying to see his dying mother and on and on... If you don`t get some kind of a hint that there is a problem as the public time and again is being brutalized then we get exactly what we deserve. The police agencies are suppose to serve and protect the public. What we seem to have now are police against the public.
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    d_87bob Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2009 at 11:25 am
    How unprofessional.
    - 6 yr. EMT-B
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    Pilanus Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2009 at 2:55 pm
    The Highway patrol was retarded, You don`t pull over a speeding ambulance on it`s way to the hospital, you escort it to the hospital, let them hand off the patient to the hospital staff, and then you confront the EMT... That is freaking retarded. if the patient dies, then there would be hell to pay.
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    Liquidglass Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2009 at 9:41 pm
    Police, emts, firemen, etc are all charged with the responsibility of protection of human life. For the cops to do anything to impede that is ridiculous. Those cops should be fired, I`m sure there are other people who would gladly take their place and act as a police officer should.
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    CBFLATLINE Male 40-49
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    May 30, 2009 at 9:58 pm
    The patient was not dying, Lights and sirens were not activated on the way to the hospital. Ambulances cannot break the law and rarely save lives. If it were my mother then she was dead already.

    I am an experienced Paramedic with 6 years of EMT experience and 11 years of Paramedic experience.

    Link_Hlel you are a foolish child and you know nothing, grow up, read my post again and talk to me later.

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    obhwfgirl Female 18-29
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    June 4, 2009 at 1:19 am
    Remember that one cop who was the emergency dispatcher and he wouldn`t send an ambulance for that girl`s dad because she swore? Yeah, he only got like 2 weeks unpaid leave? What a joke.

    This is a joke too. Police officers are human too. They have egos and make mistakes, but if your job involves protecting the lives of other people, then explain to me how a 2 week vacation is a reminder to pull your head out of your ass? These guys won`t be punished. The government protects its own.

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