Minn. first responders share first moments at bridge
The Associated Press
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MINNEAPOLIS ó It was just her sixth day on the job, but Officer Anna Hemmer knew she had to do something to help the badly injured woman at the site of a collapsed bridge.
She held the woman's hand and told her to keep breathing. She called the woman by her first name. She asked for the shirt of a female bystander and used it as a bandage to apply pressure to the victim's head. When the woman started to say goodbye to loved ones, Hemmer wouldn't let her, and instead said everything would be OK -- even though something that smelled like gasoline was dripping on Hemmer's head.