Duty Officer Danielle Cusick
Troop K-Lake Worth
Congratulations to Duty Officer Danielle Cusick for being selected as the Florida Highway Patrol Duty Officer of the Quarter for October thru December 2010, for her efforts while dispatching an incident in Troop K.
On October 11, Duty Officer Cusick received a telephone call from a motorcyclist that advised her that he had fallen off his bike and was about to pass out. His motorcycle had gone over an embankment and he was ejected. He stated that his arm was severed and his legs were gone. He was in a ditch somewhere in the Miramar area but could not provide his exact location.
Miramar Fire Rescue was called and maintained on a three way call. DO Cusick managed to keep her composure while keeping the victim alert by asking him questions. Miramar Fire Rescue soon came to the victim’s aid. Fortunately, the victim survived.
DO Cusick’s efforts while providing support to everyone involved in this incident exemplifies the very best of our duty officers ability to handle extreme situations at any given time. DO Cusick is congratulated for being selected as the Florida Highway Patrol Duty Officer of the Quarter for October through December 2010.