Volunteer police save elderly man

Special Constables Charlie Thompson and Dan Cope Picture: ESSEX POLICE

Special Constables Charlie Thompson and Dan Cope Picture: ESSEX POLICE - Credit: Archant

Two volunteer Essex Police officers came to an elderly man’s rescue after he passed out.

Special Constables Charlie Thompson and Dan Cope were both heading for lunch when they spotted a man who had collapsed in Chelmsford city centre.

The pair rushed to aid the unconscious and unresponsive man and were able to get the patient into the recovery position.

After administering pain response the man was roused and then reassured by the two constables.

The officers then called an ambulance and waited with the man until paramedics arrived at the scene.

He received further medical attention.

SC Thompson and SC Cope are volunteer officers.

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They have the same power as paid policemen but perform their duties around their civilian jobs.

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