I read this with some interest: Police arrest NM ambulance personnel on scene.
When you read the article, something pops out.
The ambulance personnel interviewed believes that cops and medics are on different pages at a scene. Though they may provide different types of services, I believe that both agencies should be on the same page where it comes to scene safety.
The one medic states that the cops have safety and they have patient care. I disagree 100% with this statement. BOTH agencies should be thinking about safety and patient care. I don't see these two concerns being at odds with each other, so the responders shouldn't be at odds.
Public servants are a special breed. They should respect each other and support each other. Their actions at a scene should be integrated, seamless and in some cases, transparent.
For me, it is embarrassing to see cops arresting firefighters and medics at a scene.
What would be worse is if we ever see a judge convict someone for following their agency's protocol.