From the Aberdeen Police Department:
On January 24th at 5:08 AM officers from the Aberdeen Police Department responded to a complaint of an injured animal in the 200 block of E. Bel Air Avenue. Once there they discovered something completely different. Human cries were heard coming from a behind a snow covered residence and officers went to investigate. Officers discovered a severely injured, hypothermic elderly man lying in the snow.
Officers quickly carried the man into his residence and immediately began treating him. It was determined that he had been outside in the elements for several hours in the extreme cold and needed immediate medical treatment.
Due to the inclement weather conditions officers used a police 4 wheel drive vehicle to transport the injured man to an awaiting ambulance that was a distance away. The man was then transported by an Aberdeen Medic Unit to Harford Memorial Hospital where he remains in stable condition.
The Aberdeen Police Department was able to safely and effectively respond to every call for service during this recent snow emergency. The Aberdeen Police Department went on 12 hour shifts starting Friday January 22nd and concluded them on Monday January 25th.
Manpower was strengthened during this period to ensure services could be provided at a high level regardless of weather conditions.