Thanking My New Heros

To the Editor:

I am writing to you today to thank my new heroes publicly and to let the residents of both Mattapoisett and Marion know how special our Police EMS Officers are and how lucky we are to have them.

On May 12, my husband had the misfortune to take a horrible fall, which resulted in a serious head injury. Upon calling 911, we were given immediate instructions by dispatcher Jack Macedo to keep him awake. Within minutes, which felt like forever, EMS arrived, assessed the situation and called for a Med Flight. I knew the situation was very bad.

My husband was flown to Rhode Island Hospital Trauma Center in Providence where he underwent many tests both neurological and physical. He sustained a fractured frontal love, fractured eye socket, fractured wrist and a few broken ribs. Doctors at the hospital let us know just how lucky we were. Many injuries like that don’t end with happy endings. From the dispatcher telling us not to let him lose consciousness to the EMS officers making the decision for the Med Flight made all the difference. IF time had been wasted with an ambulance to St. Luke’s, results may have not been the same.

24 hours later, I was given the best Mother’s Day gift when he walked out of the hospital on his own. Although he has a few broken bones, he is on the mend.

My family would like to thank Officer Jack Macedo, Officer Paveo, Officer Nick Lorenco, Officer Matt McGraw, Officer Kevin Porter, Officer Mike Florio and the unknown Boston Med Flight Crew. Everything you did is so humbly appreciated by our family and we are forever grateful.

I would also like to thank Chief Lincoln Miller of the Marion Police Department. Chief Miller was there like my superhero when I needed him. He made sure we got to Rhode Island safe and stayed with us until we were sure of the outcome, which meant so much. Please know that you will always hold a special place in our hearts.

Thank you for everything that you all do.

The McDonough Family, Mattapoisett

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