Using His Skills to Save Lives - Our September Hero!
Renfroe Outdoor, in conjunction with the Savannah Police Department, is proud to announce our newest honoree in the Savannah Heroes program! Each month, we will highlight a member of the local police force on our extensive digital billboard network for their outstanding work in serving and improving our communities.
This month we are proud to spotlight Officer Patrick Bailey!
From the Savannah Police Department:
Officer Patrick Bailey has been with Savannah Police Department since March 2019 and is currently assigned to the Northwest Precinct.
In his short career with SPD, Officer Bailey has already proven himself as an outstanding officer, deserving of being named Officer of the Month. Officer Bailey continues to practice community oriented police and takes initiatives to not only solve issues in his beat but also in neighboring beats. His supervisors described him as “proactive” in his policing.
His medic training and experience from a previous job has also been an asset to the department and has already assisting him in saving a citizen’s life when he responded to an overdose on Milliken Street in early July. Officer Bailey was the first officer on scene and discovered the man with very shallow, hardly detectable breathing. He worked quickly, manually controlling the man’s neck to free his airways while directing other officers on how to further life saving measuring. Another officer assisted in providing his department-issued NARCAN to continue to stabilize the man until EMS could arrive.
The hospital later told Officer Bailey’s supervisors that the man survived the overdose largely because of the quick attention and life saving measures Officer Bailey provided.
About the initiative:
Renfroe Outdoor is proud to partner with the Savannah Police Department in an initiative to honor our local heroes. Each month, this program will highlight an outstanding officer in our community chosen by the Savannah PD and recognize them across town with our digital billboard network.
It is of the opinion of the management of Renfroe Outdoor that most media outlets are too eager to cover the wrong stories relating to the police. While all public officials should be held accountable for their actions, there are far more positives that can be said about the local police than the negative. With this program, Renfroe Outdoor hopes to help foster a growing positive relationship between our citizens and the men and women who put themselves in danger to protect them each day.