“That’s kind of a surreal thing to go through this huge, traumatic event, and then you have to go back to work and write stop sign tickets or something.” – Officer Nate
As a newer police officer working day shift in an understaffed Northern Virginia department, Nate quickly became accustomed to the countless routine calls involving car break-ins, thefts, and welfare checks. That changed suddenly one January day, when he was called to perform a welfare check on a possible suicide attempt, and he and his fellow officers discovered a young woman bleeding to death on her bathroom floor. Without fire and EMS already on scene, officers had to think quickly and improvise to keep the woman alive until medics arrived.
Join former firefighter/paramedic and host Phil Klein as he sits down with Officer Nate who joined law enforcement after serving in the Marine Corps. Nate recalls the woman’s rollercoaster recovery that he chalks up to being a miracle, the bizarre reality of experiencing such a traumatic event and then having to finish his shift as though nothing had happened, and the unique opportunity he had to meet the woman and her family a couple months later.
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