Pam Jordan says that she was hopeful when she began CPR on her three-year-old grandson Isaiah Jones after he drowned in the family’s pool. He was allegedly regaining color and coughing. That stopped, she claims, when a Wichita police officer arrived and inexplicably ordered her to stop and move away from the child. However, he did not continue the CPR and the boy died.
Notably, the family says that when other officers arrived later, they immediately resumed CPR. Pam Jordan is a former medical assistant and the grandfather is an 18-year veteran of the Wichita Fire Department.
It is well known that the minutes following a drowning are critical in saving a life and preventing brain damage. It is shocking if the officer ordered a stop to the CPR given that fact. It is not clear if the officer was trained in CPR or the reason why he would order a family to stop such measures.
There are often incidents between police and family members who seek to help loved ones. One recent case where a son was tasered to prevent him from helping his drowning father, here.
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