A 13-year-old Seattle boy, watching his 45-year-old father unsuccessfully fighting off dying from cardiac arrest, called 911, but when firefighters arrived at the site they would not enter without police because an outdated note erroneously reported that the apartment occupant was aggressive. Critics have slammed Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate which may have caused understaffing among the city’s police.
“When Seattle Fire arrived, they were told to wait for police before entering,” Jason Rantz of KTTH reported. “The address was flagged as unsafe for Seattle Fire to enter. At the time, the precinct was down two officers, leaning on non-patrol volunteers to meet minimum staffing levels. It took Seattle police 15 minutes to arrive, delaying medics from performing life-saving measures. Despite their best efforts,