Alert Newspaper Deliveryman Aids in Saving the Life of an Elderly Woman
She was rushed to CRMC where it was discovered that she had fallen down days prior and broke her hip - unable to move or help herself.
|Alert Newspaper Deliveryman Aids in Saving the Life of an Elderly Woman|
When Mr. Sharp approached the front door for this customer he noticed that the past two days of newspapers were still hanging on her door handle where he had delivered those days prior. Mr. Sharp found this odd based on the relationship he had developed over the past 17 years with this customer and became concerned for her welfare. Rather than simply continuing on with his route, Mr. Sharp contacted the Fresno Police Department out of concern for his customer.
When Officers from the Northwest policing district responded, they walked to a window to look inside and happened to observe an elderly female lying on the ground. Fresno Police Officers immediately forced entry into the home to render aid to the resident. Thankfully, officers found her conscious and breathing but severely dehydrated, incoherent, and unable to move. Officers requested emergency medical assistance and an ambulance responded to treat the resident. She was rushed to CRMC where it was discovered that she had fallen down days prior and broke her hip - unable to move or help herself. Medical staff noted based on her condition when she was found, had Mr. Sharp not requested help when he did, the likelihood of her surviving the accident was dim. Sergeant Mike Manfredi remained on scene long after she was transported to the hospital in order to leave the home in the care of family members who were responding from out of town. Family members described the 86 year old as an independent and caring woman, who took pride in providing for herself. Family members were overwhelmed with appreciation to Bryan Sharp for his actions.
The treating medical staff, the Fresno Police Department, and the family of the victim, credit Bryan Sharp with saving the life of the patient, and the Fresno Police Department commends Bryan Sharp for his care and concern towards his fellow community members.