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Motorcycle medics saving lives by reaching patients faster

By July 16, 2013General Posts

When there's a medical emergency, seconds can make the difference in saving a life. And because of that, the Davis county Sheriff's Department is putting their paramedics on motorcycles, ensuring they're first to the scene to treat the patient immediately.

Deputy Christopher Pope has been with the Davis County Sheriff's Department for six years, but an average day at work is more than issuing citations, making arrests and keeping the peace. That's because he's also a paramedic.

Pope is part of a select few in the state who are cross-trained to be both law enforcement and lifesaver.


"We can carry everything we need to treat a critical patient, and a regular patient immediately and then we have a partner that shows up in a regular SUV with full gear in the next few minutes," Pope said.

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