Officer Paul Wilson of the Cohasset, MA. Police Department was attending a conference in Atlanta. While on the flight from Massachusetts to Atlanta a medical emergency occurred demanding immediate attention. Flight attendants put out a call for physicians on board but there was no answer. They then asked for anyone who had any medical expertise and that is when Officer Wilson stepped up to do his duty.
Dear Chief William Quigley:
I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing because of an outstanding officer (who was off duty) rose to the challenge when one could have heard a pin drop (on one of the loudest planes).
Officer Paul Wilson was flying on Delta when we had a medical emergency onboard. After we made an announcement requesting assistance from any Doctor onboard, there was no response. I then made an announcement requesting anyone in the medical field, nurse or EMT.
Officer Wilson graciously came to the back. When he offered his service, I immediately questioned him (and surprised him) by asking to see his credentials. You never can be too careful, so I checked his badge and license.
We had a very sick young lady and like a professional, Officer Wilson used his experience and knowledge to assess the situation. He was careful and calm, instantly creating a safe and secure atmosphere.
It was as if he were part of the crew — communicating, assessing and evaluating the incidence. He was helpful and attentive. Officer Wilson kept an eye on this traveler throughout the remainder of the flight — even during final descent and after landing.
In today’s world where so much hate and terror are manifested, it’s truly a blessing to know that there are people like Officer Wilson that are willing to offer help without expecting anything in return.
He is an example of an outstanding American and is a great representation of the Cohasset Police Department. The members of law enforcement risk their lives every day but even off duty, Officer Wilson chose to be a hero for the greater good of our mankind.
Thank you for instilling faith and hope in our society. For this, I truly thank you and I know that sick young lady and the rest of my crew thanks you as well, Officer Wilson.
Virginia Estelle Mathios