Monday, June 8, 2009

Officer Involved Shooting in the Emergency Department

All Staff message posted below

Hello all,

Early Sunday morning, we had an officer involved shooting in the ED at CCRMC. The situation is currently under investigation by the sheriff's office, Martinez PD, and by our Operations Safety and Performance Improvement Team. At this point, many questions remain unanswered.

However, the basic situation was as follows:

A middle aged male who was being admitted to the hospital produced a knife and threatened both staff and the deputy sheriffs. At the end of the altercation, the deputies used deadly force and the patient expired.

Our ED Staff was quite traumatized by the episode, as we can certainly understand. Please go out of your way to offer them as much support as possible. In the midst of a very busy work environment, this type of episode is simply overwhelming.

Please take the time to care for yourself and for your coworkers in these very difficult times.

We will have more information for you as it become available.

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