A Scary Incident I Witnessed Today and Thank You to the Police and First Responders
A Scary Incident I witnessed Today and Thank You to the Police and First Responders
by Brian Coll
I was driving today and passed by the Town Valet Cleaners and I saw a person on the ground with a person or two around them. I wasn’t sure if someone had a cell phone to dial 911 or not, so I turned on 10th and turned around and went back to see if I could help or at least dial 9-1-1. I was in shock when I realized the lady on the ground was an old family friend and a couple of the people attending to her were friends as well. It is not a good feeling seeing someone you know laid out on the ground. They had dialed 9-1-1 about 30 second before I pulled up. Within a minute and a half Tim Gunning from the borough and a first responder pulled up and started asking the right questions. Within another 30 seconds two police officers pulled up in separate vehicles. Not 10 seconds went by and Narberth Ambulance pulled up. 4 different responders pulled up within 2 and a half minutes of the 9-1-1 call. I’ll also tell you this, there were multiple police officers making sure our youth got to school okay this morning around 3rd and Fayette where our schools are. I hope my old friend is okay. She had fallen and had some blood around her face and was having a hard time feeling her arm. It has been a few hours now and I hope she is okay, my families thoughts are with you and your family.
Here is the second part of it, and I want to apologize for not knowing all of the facts here: I saw some chatter about a local candidate for office having an issue this week and posted about the lack of a police presence. I don’t know the person, I don’t know the situation. I can not sit here and bash this person, however, with what I witnessed today, I can’t thank the police enough. They were all first class, they all responded at an incredible rate. They helped my old friend. It’s true, they can not be at every corner of the borough, they can’t patrol every stop sign and red light, sometimes I wish they could pull over every speeder on Fayette Street and the avenues throughout the borough. I think we have a good, local police force. These men and women in our community, not just Conshohocken do a great job and they live with us as our neighbors. They want to protect us and their own families.
I once again have to thank the first person on the scene Tim Gunning. Here is another guy who is here for this borough day in and day out. Thank you to the crew from Narberth Ambulance. Thank you first responders.