Just after 6 am, Portsmouth Police Officers responded to a report of a disoriented older man at 2nd and Washington Streets.
Officers escorted the man back to his car, and he requested an officer follow him home to make sure he got home safely.
Police officers also assisted the man in walking back to his apartment once he arrived home. Police report he was happy to make new friends.
Officer Comes To Rescue of Man After Stroke
A Portsmouth Police Officer provided emergency help to a family in the midst of a serious medical crisis on Tuesday evening.
Just before 6 pm, a woman pulled up next to an officer in the 3000 block of Gallia to ask for help. She said her father was having a stroke, and she was attempting to drive him to the hospital as fast as possible.
The officer escorted her to Southern Ohio Medical Center and stood by while ER staff helped unload her father and get him into the hospital.
Officers Respond Try Hard to Help Man in a Mental Health Crisis
Portsmouth Police Officers did their best to respond to a man in the midst of a mental health crisis on Monday.
The first call came in from Speedway just after midnight. The man said he believed people on bicycles were following him, but left the area before an officer arrived.
He was next spotted at the BP on Gallia where he made the same claim. An officer suggested he go to the hospital and offered to give the man a ride, but he refused.
About an hour later, he turned up at the Dash Thru. He was able to answer basic questions, so the officer didn’t feel it was enough to mandate him to go to the hospital. However, the officer repeatedly offered to take the man to the hospital.
The man refused, instead wanting officers to follow him while he walked to the hospital.