New officer comes to aid of unwell mother and daughter
New recruit, Pc Georgette Hixon helped a mother and daughter who became unwell in Rayleigh High Street.
On Monday, January 29, Pc Georgette Hixon and Pc Paul Levene were returning to the station at the end of their shift when they were called to an incident in Rayleigh High Street.
When Georgette and Paul arrived at the scene, paramedics were already helping a lady in the street, who was having a suspected heart attack. While they were giving the lady medical attention, Georgette and Paul acted quickly and cordoned off the street to allow them to treat her safely.
Meanwhile, PCSO Tracey Ginn and PCSO Julia Lamb from our nearby police station, heard help was needed and made their way over to assist with the road closures.
As the paramedics worked on the woman, her mother also began to show signs of being unwell. Georgette’s recently learned first aid training kicked into action. She treated the woman and used her initiative by getting water from a nearby shop to ensure the lady’s welfare.
The mother and daughter were looked after until they were well enough to be transported to the hospital.
Both were taken to hospital in a serious but non-life-threatening condition.
Pc Georgette Hixon from Canvey Local Policing Team said: “When we arrive at incidents we only have a rough idea of what we’ll be facing. This incident was surprising but it was good to be able to support our emergency services colleagues and ensure the members of the public were okay.
“I’m glad both ladies were okay and able to get the medical help they needed.”
Inspector Bruce Burgess also from Canvey Local Policing Team said: “This is just one example of how our officers run to the aid of those in need. “Georgette is a new recruit and she’s already off to a flying start.
“I’d like to pass on my praise to all officers and emergency services staff involved in helping these two ladies.”
Pc Georgette Hixon is one of our new recruits policing with Canvey Local Policing Team. This is one of the many career paths a police officer can take after joining the force, which one’s for you? Find out more about the roles you can progress into and how to apply on our website: www.essex.police.uk/fitthebill