Moorhead man says quick-thinking rookie cop 'saved my life'
MOORHEAD - When Moorhead Police got a call from dispatch of an intoxicated man at the M&H gas station, officers responding expected it would be a simple response. Instead, a rookie officer had to make a quick decision that one man says saved ...
MOORHEAD - When Moorhead Police got a call from dispatch of an intoxicated man at the M&H gas station, officers responding expected it would be a simple response. Instead, a rookie officer had to make a quick decision that one man says saved his life.
Scott Sheehan of Moorhead had just finished the night shift at Hornbacher's. He hopped on his bike, went to the library and then to M&H in Moorhead when he said "I just got really hazy. I fell off my bike and cut my lip."
Workers at M&H called police. They thought he was drunk, and wanted him out. That is when rookie officer Ethan Meehan drove up.
"He walked in and said he is not drunk," Sheehan said. "Someone must have said there is a drunk guy in here."
"It appeared he was impaired, was sweating profusely and he said he was a diabetic," said Ethan Meehan, a Moorhead police officer.
Sheehan said when the officers walked in, they noticed him sweating and said he had too much insulin.
Meehan's training officer, Nicole Reno, arrived and realized her rookie cop was no trainee. She joined Meehan in getting Sheehan the help he quickly needed.
Meehan bought orange juice and encouraged him to to drink it, Reno said. Sheehan then quickly came around.
"Police officer saved my life," Sheehan said. "Got the EMTs there. They gave me an IV and saved my life."
But the Moorhead officers did even more. They brought Sheehan home and made sure his bike was delivered to him.
"Officer Meehan is the hero here," Reno said. "He went above and beyond, making sure the guy got home."
It was quite the start for the rookie officer.
"Very rewarding career. All I wanted to do is this, and luckily since i came here to Moorhead I have that feeling everyday."