Hybrid--Thank you. Much respect. God protect your every move.
AmbulanceChick--You are incredibly obtuse. First thing, the husband wasn't a nurse. And his wife was likely "out of it." He couldn't be expected to act in the way a nurse or doctor would act. Second, you make a lot of observations about how strokes work or don't work. As a medical professional, you should know that only doctors can make definitive diagnoses. There is no way for the husband or the wife to do self-diagnosis, nor should it be expected. Third, you don't know how far they were from the hospital. It would be foolish to wait on an ambulance if they were only blocks away, which sounds like the situation. Finally, if other paramedics or EMTs are as officious and know-it-all as you come off, I'd rather take my chances in my own car. I've been married to a registered nurse for 25 years. She is currently supervisor in our hospital. And she thinks you're nuts. Because you, my friend, are only slightly more qualified than a layperson and someone needs to tell you where you are on the healthcare food chain. You feel disrespected, I get it. It's because you try to elevate your profession to the level of a doctor or nurse. Go back to school if you want that kind of credibility.
If justice were truly just, the officer would be charged with attempted manslaughter. Hopefully a grand jury will be given a chance to indict him.