One of the first m/v stops I made after I got out of the academy was an older gentleman in his big Lincoln screaming by a local park. He was more worried about slobbering his Wendy's fries on the front seat than what I had to say. As I am going back to the care he asks, "Could you hurry up? My oxygen tank is running low". Thankfully he lived right down the street and did not code like what happened to Texdep.texdep";p="51051 said:I had an operator tell me was speeding be cause he was having a heart attack and wanted to get his kid dropped off at home before he went on to the hospital.
I thought it was a somewhat original excuse until he ACTUALLY WENT INTO CARDIAC ARREST on me.
That's an area not to be left to discretion. If they start talking medical problems, then "Sir, the ambulance willl take you the rest of the way." If they're BSing, they'll be getting whacked for a ride to the hospital that they didn't even need.tellyour";p="51249 said:So as a cop how much discretion do you have as to deciding whether or not to hurry up and let the person go if they have a medical condition? Can they come back and press charges against you?