FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Compression Tactical Bra - Cheata Tactical
Patented technology is designed to provide the stability of 2-3 sports bras,...

Top News

Virginia Nurse Helps Save Injured Officer's Life

July 17, 2011  | 

A registered nurse who saw a Cary (Va.) Police motorcycle officer seriously injured in a traffic accident rushed to his aid and helped save his life.

Jessica Elliott saw Officer Chad Penland accellerate with lights and sirens blaring toward the Morrisville-Carpenter Road and N.C. 55 intersection, where he was struck by a white pickup truck.

Elliott, 37, left her GMC truck three cars back, called 911 and rushed into the intersection to help the fallen officer, who lay bloody and bruised. Here's an excerpt of what happened next:

Penland's helmet stayed on his head, but she feared the worst. He was choking on his blood, she said.

"His airway wasn't stable. He didn't have an airway. He had lots of injuries to his jaw," she said.

"He was in bad shape, really bad shape."

Source: Cary News


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Defense Technology Introduces 40mm Blunt Impact Projectile Collapsible Gel Rounds
Defense Technology, a brand of The Safariland Group, has announced the release of its 40mm...
Alabama Cop Killer Curses State, Raises Middle Fingers During Execution
A man convicted of killing a police officer in 1997 was put to death Thursday by lethal...
Suspect in New Orleans Officer's Death Declared Incompetent for Trial
A man on trial in the death of a New Orleans police officer was declared incompetent to...
ATS Armor Receives Full Deployment Order from Miami-Dade PD for Type III Ballistic Shields
ATS Armor LLC has announced a full deployment order for 200 NIJ Type III rifle shields...
Hurst Launches New Jaws of Life Website
Hurst Jaws of Life Inc., a global manufacturer of rescue tools, has launched a new website...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
Police Magazine