"Otherwise, I'd work another job," he said. "A human wouldn't let another human sit down on the floor and die. I'd definitely do it again. You expect the city to back you up, that's why you take chances."
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/01/20/connecticut-officer-who-tried-to-save-dying-boy-to-receive-clarification-after/?test=latestnews#ixzz1k7PdXOCm
The Dichotomy of THE JOB is that Police Officers do things that other people would not, or could not, do in order to help the general public. This sorry tale is about a Connecticut Police Officer who tried in vain to save the life of a dying 10-year-old boy -- only to be notified by city officials that his heroic effort was not part of his job.
Really? Since When?
Apparently, the cop received a notice in the mail stating that:
...the incident was not "causally related to a work-related condition" and that city officials would contest workers compensation if he applied for it.
Meanwhile, here's the kick: the officer has NOT claimed any medical benefits. He simply wants to know if he'd be covered if he contracts any communicable diseases after being exposed to vomit during efforts to resuscitate the boy.
Is this too much ask? His City, Our City, EVERY CITY asks our Officers to don a bullet-proof vest each and every day, to put their lives at risk---and perhaps the lives of those they love---and they don't receive any back-up on the back end?
I'm sure this will be resolved, as right now, the City looks silly, and the cop looks like the Hero he signed on to be. But is it really necessary to go through all this rigamarole? Why can't we just say thanks, and give people their due in America today? When did it become unfashionable to do the right thing?