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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.
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.
Kinda hard not to when you got cops all in your face tossing the al mighty laws around at you.
"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). "
Imagine for a sec your mother or loved one are in there and imagine if they were in critical condition. Would you want them to be pulled over? I wouldn`t.
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,
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.
Well said Opie
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.
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.
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.
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.
For myself, (and the rest of the Americans) what (or who) is "Ole Blighty"?
Personally, I see this as another example of the American society going to hell in a basket case.
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.
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.