Friday, May 02, 2014

It Was A Great Day In Costa Mesa Last Monday!

Last Monday was a very good day for one special 4-year old child in Costa Mesa, for police officers Matt Olin and Nicole Brown and for responding members of the Costa Mesa Fire Department.
It's not every day that an officer gets to save the life of a child, but that's exactly what happened when Olin responded to a call of a non-responsive child in a backyard swimming pool recently.  You can read the press release about the event HERE.
Kudos to Officers Olin and Brown, and to the members of the Costa Mesa Fire Department who also responded to the event and continued the care of the young girl who's life was saved on that day.  It's a proud day for the men and women who provide public safety for the residents and visitors to our city.  Thanks to them all.

KCAL9's award-winning reporter, Stacey Butler, tells us the story on the news Thursday night.

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Anonymous Where's My Coffee? said...

That hug captured in that photo, is probably the highest honor to be bestowed on that officer in his entire career. It really does pay to have the best, and we do.

Thank you all, and today especially officers Matt Olin and Nicole Brown.

You make Costa Mesa proud.

5/02/2014 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Mike McNiff said...

Union thugs indeed! We could easily replace them with rent-a-cops or a citizen militia!

5/02/2014 07:14:00 AM  
Blogger Joe said...

Maybe the bootlickers, sycophants, etc. will take pause and realize that the men and women in this department remain top notch despite all the challenges they've been forced to face.

5/02/2014 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Muffin Top Bob said...

I wonder what the family and friends of that little girl think about those evil "union thug" police officers and firefighters now?

5/02/2014 02:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Squad 51 said...

Career public safety people today have to have a lot going for themselves to compete for those jobs. They're not easy positions to get. To be honest, most who are successful have it together enough that they could do just as well in another line of work. Another line of work where they would have the same standard of living that they do being police officers or firefighters. In many cases... better.
This story is an example of why they do what they do.
There's a feeling of purpose when this happens and there is no greater reward than realizing that you contributed to something as significant as saving a child's life.
Those that make political profit from labeling them as union thugs or feeding at the taxpayers trough will never experience this reward. And they don't deserve to.

5/02/2014 04:16:00 PM  
Blogger kwahlf said...

Squad 51- Amen!

We do have the best police officers anywhere!
I saw this story on NBC4 News. It brought tears to my eyes and a big smile on my face.
Knowing what our officers and CMPD are going through right now, made this story more poignant.
Officers Olin and Brown are great examples of our exemplary officers. That little girl's smile said it all.
Thank you to all at our CMPD!

5/02/2014 08:02:00 PM  
Anonymous now is the time said...

Sadly rather than Mr. Hull beginning his comment in the Pilot about how blessed the mother is to have her daughter due to the life saving measures taken by Officer Olin, he begins "Drowning is the silent Killer, which is one of the leading causes of death of Children. I am sorry that the family didn't know CPR. Easy to learn and to use in saving a life." Talk about adding to the trauma of that family. We don't know that the family didn't know CPR, what we do know is they were scared. When stressed, their first reaction was to call 911, placing their faith in those who would respond. Seems a better comment would have been "Drowning is the silent killer, a leading cause of death in children. Seeing the benefits the knowledge of CPR reaps, maybe rather than filling more potholes, the city could help fund programs for Costa Mesa families that teach important skills such as CPR." Mr. Hull, I believe you are part of the group who always comments that rather than just complaining about what is wrong, make a suggestion for fixing it. This would have been the time you could have followed your own advice. That mother and family are blessed to still have Nina with them, regardless of who completed the CPR.

5/02/2014 08:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Where's My Coffee? said...

Howard Hull is a bottom feeder. You won't get much more than a snarky comment from him. Its too bad he felt he had to "dump" on the already stressed and frightened parents of that child. And they call anyone else "thugs"? I have a description for him that rhymes with "lass" but Mr. West won't post it if I use it on Hull.

5/03/2014 07:13:00 PM  

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