Dropping off the seawall heading west on FM 3005, I spotted a man lying in the middle of the road. Two other guys were attempting to help him up and pull him to the side. There were a couple of cars parked all crazy on the side of the road.

The man was bleeding on his legs and arms. Thinking a car had hit the guy, I pulled over and put on my overhead lights, called for EMS, fire and police backup, grabbed my trauma kit and stepped out to the group while pulling on latex gloves.

Peter Davis is chief of the Galveston Island Beach Patrol. The views in this column are Davis’ and do not necessarily represent those of the Beach Patrol, Galveston Park Board of Trustees or any other entity.

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Bailey Jones

I would imagine that these acts of kindness make what is otherwise a difficult and stressful job a little more enjoyable.

Jose' Boix

Mr. Davis, thank you for taking the time to highlight and recognize such amazing efforts by folks like you, "first responders" and other members of our community law enforcement. Often time such actions do not get posted for all to learn and know about. Thank you for all you do and for writing!

Paul Hyatt

First responders do not get the respect from the public that they deserve as there are some who have been brought up to hate authority as is evidenced by the senseless killing of all of the LEO's in the nation like what happened yesterday in Houston....

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