Trooper Daniel Harrell was shot in the face while serving a traffic stop but Sherice Richardson, a registered nurse, saw that he was bleeding profusely on the side of the road and took action. She is credited with saving his life.
Thank you Sherice Richardson for stopping and rendering assistance to Patrol Trooper Daniel Harrell, it was the right thing to do. Very brave! We would all be in a better world with more people like this nurse.
— Penny Taylor (@GhostWritingUSA) January 18, 2019
Law enforcement officials are expressing gratitude to a registered nurse in Wilson County, N.C. who saved an injured police officer on her day off.
North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Daniel Harrell had been shot in the head during a routine traffic stop.
Sherice Richardson, 28, was driving to pick up her daughter from daycare when she saw flashing lights Monday night. After she slowed down, she noticed something wasn’t right. She saw that an officer had been shot in the face and was bleeding profusely.
“It was weird,” Richardson told the local news. “You’re sitting here with someone that is supposed to protect you and he’s down but you’ve got to do something.”
Attending to the officer, Richardson called 9-1-1. She used gauze she found in his patrol car to staunch the bleeding and prayed over Harrell until EMT arrived.
It crossed her mind that the suspect could return. But, instead of being afraid, she said she relied on her faith.
“I’m just very, very thankful,” she told ABC 11. “I had him in my prayers. I feel like God put me there on that road for a reason.”
Harrell’s family called Richardson to thank her for her heroic actions. More
Sherice Richardson was meant to be there at that moment and time. God knew you had the strength to do what some others may not have been able to do.
A GoFundMe page was set up to support Patrol Trooper Daniel Harrell’s hospital bills and other expenses, which has raised a little over half of the $5,000 goal.