Hanson: Quick response by police officers helped save a woman’s life

According to Hanson’s Acting Police Chief Arthur Parker, the town’s public safety dispatch received a call Sunday night from a frantic male who stated there was a medical emergency at a home in Hanson.

They were unable to make out what the emergency was but when Officer Peter Calogero and Officer Marc Vigneau arrived, an unresponsive woman in cardiac arrest was found.

“The officers happened to be pretty close by. They were there within two minutes of their dispatch and were able to begin rendering, in essence, lifesaving aid to this person so that when the EMS folks from Hanson Fire showed up she was certainly still viable,” said Chief Parker

The Hanson police officers performed CPR on the woman before she was taken to the hospital. Chief Parker says the woman’s condition is unknown but notes that she remains hospitalized, “Based on their training and experience they responded and recognized the dire emergency that this woman was experiencing and used that training and experience to be able to make a difference in somebody’s life. People come on this job with the idea of being able to make a difference and I think they certainly made that difference that night.”

Chief Parker believes Dispatcher Ryan Bailey, who took the call, also deserves praise because the dispatcher was able to ease the officers by staying poised.


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With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.