Friday, March 7, 2014
WESTBROOK — A Westbrook police dog is being credited with saving a suicidal woman’s life.
Roxie, a Westbrook police dog
Capt. Michael F. Nugent said police received reports around 10 p.m. Saturday about a suicidal person who ran into woods off Andover Road.
Nugent said police were told that the 25-year-old woman had tried to commit suicide earlier that night but ran from the people who were trying to help her.
Officer Phil Robinson and his police canine, Roxie, were able to track the woman into the wooded area and interrupt a second suicide attempt.
The woman was transported by ambulance to Maine Medical Center by Westbrook Rescue.
Nugent said “her life was undoubtedly saved due to Roxie’s involvement and the officer’s quick actions.”