Every day, police officers are called upon to deal with such a range of difficult situations. From shootouts to robberies to lost critters, they have to be flexible enough to know how to handle each one so that there's a happy ending.
Posted by Charles County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, March 20, 2012
And these first responders from La Plata, MD, knew just how to strike the right note with an 81-year-old woman with dementia. The woman had gone out for her daily walk up and down the driveway, then gotten confused and wandered off. Her daughter, frantic, called the police.
Five officers and a police dog set out along the wooded paths near the house in search of the woman. After 40 minutes, they found her.
At first she looked startled at the sight of all those cops; then she asked them if THEY were taking a walk. "Yes," they said. Relieved, she told them she'd gotten lost. So one of the officers took her hand, and together they all walked to the house, making small talk as they went.
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Because people with dementia often get agitated if they're startled, this encounter could have scared this woman--and turned tragic. Instead, it became a comforting one.
PLUS: Click through the gallery below to see how other first responders have served their communities.
via Huffington Post
When an SUV flipped over on a Mississippi highway, ejecting all five kids from the car, one of the firefighters on the scene kept the injured 4-year-old calm by showing him Happy Feet on his cell phone.
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