The CHP will thank R.N. Joni Fletcher today at Sutter Memorial Hospital in East Sacramento for administering first aid to the wounded officer.
The officer was shot and critically wounded and a suspect was killed during a traffic stop Nov. 13 on Highway 99 near Elk Grove Boulevard in Elk Grove.
CHP Officer Michael Bradley and hospital officials will formally thank Fletcher today for her quick action. According to a press release from the hospital, Fletcher was shopping for a car in Elk Grove when she heard gunshots and learned that the officer had been wounded.
She hopped a fence and rushed to the officer's side, stopping the bleeding from the officer's wrist and groin even while the gunman and other officers were engaged in a shootout with the gunman.
The officer is on the mend.
Photo caption: R.N. Joni Fletcher smiles as she is honored at Sutter Memorial Hospital Thursday morning by the California Highway Patrol for her quick administering of aid to an injured CHP officer last month. Photo by Jose Luis Villegas / firstname.lastname@example.org