Code 2 for man down. It is 10pm and pouring.
An elderly man is down next to his walker in a residential neighborhood. No one is around at all. He is polite and sheepish. He says he has weak legs, hence the walker, but he had a little trouble negotiating the curb in the pouring rain. He lives 2 blocks away and just wants to go home.
We pick him up, easily, since he’s thin, and the police officer insists that the old man let him drive him home. It’s the only right thing to do here.
“I can walk home!”
Yeah, right. You did such a good job.
“Make everyone happy; please let the officer drive you home.”
It didn’t occur to me until later – why is it that people called 911 for him but no one helped him to his feet?