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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Hometown Hero: Alert Fresno Bee Deliveryman Saves Life of an Incapacitated Elderly Woman #CAEMS #CALaw

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
Alert Newspaper Deliveryman Aids in Saving the Life of an Elderly Woman
On Friday, June 26th, 2015 at about 5:30AM the Fresno Police Department received a call for service on the 800 block of E Saginaw Way regarding a check the welfare of an elderly female who resided at the home. Officers from the Northwest Policing District responded and made contact with Bryan Sharp; a newspaper deliveryman who had been contracted out by the Fresno Bee to deliver newspapers. Mr. Sharp explained that the elderly female resident inside the home has been his customer for over 17 years and for the past year he has taken it upon himself to physically deliver the paper to her door step rather than placing the paper in the delivery box or throwing it on the driveway in order to save her the trouble of physically retrieving the paper herself.

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.


Source: Fresno Police Facebook Post 

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