A Regina man is alive thanks to the bike patrol police officers. John Klein, 34-years old eagerly thanks the bike patrol officers who assisted him while he was in cardiac arrest in Wascana Park.
Bikes on the rescue
He was on his bike in the park for Canada Day celebrations when he had a cardiac event. He stopped and became disoriented. He was helpless for several minutes and later slumped on a bench.
Two police officers patrolling on bicycles, Cst. Anthony Rodier and Cst. Aaron Robertson came to his side and understood he was under some form of medical distress.
They performed CPR and the paramedics shortly arrived on the scene to transport Kelin to a healthcare facility. Klein recovered from the episode. He shudders when thinking what the outcome would be if the officers were not there.
Klein’s experience was shared during a police board meeting when he sent a letter to the police in August to express his appreciation. According to Insp. Corey Zaharuk who supervises the police bike patrol, Klein’s case simply shows how essential that form of patrol can be. The objective is to ensure police presence during the events to respond to any events.
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