Calvert County WHAT THE HELL is wrong with you? What I witnessed at work yesterday was UNACCEPTABLE!
We should all be OUTRAGED!!
The sheriff’s office was contacted to assist with a customer who was observed struggling and unable to function. Four units arrived, three county and one state. They apparently instructed the young man to call for a ride and not to drive and then they left.
Shortly thereafter a coworker of mine noticed the customer lying on the ground outside the store and went to assist. Not too sure what to do I suggested we contact Calvert Crisis Response. I joined my coworker in an effort to help this young man. He was clearly struggling, unable to maintain his balance, and definitely not in any condition to be driving!
Calvert Crisis Response indicated they could not respond because they had not been called by the sheriff’s office.
After talking to this young man I learned he was a husband, a father, and somebody’s son. He looked to be in his mid-thirties. He was very polite. He called for a ride and we made sure he left safely. He thanked us and said that if he had been anywhere else no one would have cared!
Now WTF is wrong with this picture? I have to ask ….. Did any Deputy consider making the call to ensure this young man got a ride? Three county units and not one stayed to ensure his safety or the safety of others! Calvert Crisis couldn’t dispatch assistance because they didn’t get a call from a sheriff – Really!! Crisis awareness stickers and banners don’t indicate you have to call the sheriff’s office to get 24 hour assistance!
WE NEED TO DO BETTER! To the young man I spoke to yesterday – I’m glad we were there to help you and please know that we do care! I hope you will reach out for help because you are worth it!