Vanessa Guerra; saving the world

| April 21, 2018 | 19 Comments

Tim sends a link to Fox News which tells the story of Vanessa Guerra, a nurse who happened to spot two police officers struggling with a male and a female criminal while she stopped by a convenience store.

As Sgt. Walters attempted to restrain the woman, identified as 21-year-old Olivia J. Boomsma, the “male was able to blade his body toward Sgt. Walters and forcefully kick Sgt. Walters on the right side of his face and head,” according to the police department.

The kick was so forceful Walters lost consciousness.

Around that same time, an off-duty medical assistant who had stopped in the convenience store on her way home came to the rescue.

Divine Savior Hospital employee Vanessa Guerra ran toward the officers after she noticed Walters had fallen unconscious. As she was checking on him, the “female suspect was beginning to fight with Officer Loewenhagen again and was yelling about having a knife in her pocket,” police said.

From the Portage, Wisconsin Police Department’s Facebook page;

An off duty nurse from Divine Savior Hospital saw the struggle and realized Sgt. Walters was not moving and unconscious. The nurse came to Sgt. Walters aid and while checking on him realized the female suspect was beginning to fight with Officer Loewenhagen again and was yelling about having a knife in her pocket. Concerned that the female was going to stab Officer Loewenhagen or the unconscious Sgt. Walters, the nurse disregarded her own safety to help protect the officers and took it upon herself to engage the female suspect by body slamming the female suspect against a wall and held her there until Sgt. Walters resumed consciousness and was able to handcuff the female.

From AZFamily;

The nurse restrained the woman until Walters regained consciousness and arrested her.

“When I heard the word knife, at that point I thought: ‘It’s going to be you or me,'” Guerra said. “At that point it was her.”

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  1. Ex-PH2 says:

    Kudos to Ms. Guerra, and may she live long and prosper a LOT!

  2. Guard Bum says:

    Recruiters need to be breaking down her door!

  3. STSC(SW/SS) says:

    “Body slammed the female against the wall”. Should have taken the female subject to her place of employment so she could give her more of the same treatment.

  4. AW1Ed says:

    Bravo Zulu, Vanessa Guerra!

  5. A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

    Further proof that there are still a number of Real People out there who truly care about others, BZ Vanessa Guerra!!!

  6. Instinct says:

    Wonder if she’s an ER nurse. They are TOUGH!

  7. 26Limabeans says:

    Fight or flight isn’t just about you.
    Some people react to the plight of others.
    Vanessa is a good example of that.
    Born leader.

  8. borderbill (a NIMBY/BANANA) says:

    What a great story about an ER nurse. Tough folks-Thank you Vanessa!

  9. Mason says:

    I read this story yesterday. Amazing person Ms. Guerra is to help out like that!

    There is no lonelier feeling than physically fighting with a wanted felon. And no sweeter feeling than when help arrives. Whatever form that help comes in.

  10. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Great story.

    “Hey, I’m next, not him!”

    “Sir, we see patients based on their medical issues, not their place in line.”

    “Is that so? I want to see your supervisor! Who the hell are you, anyway?!”

    “My name Vanessa Guerrao. It’s right here on my tag. I’ll get the supervisor for you.”

    “Did you say, Guerrao, Vanessa Guerrao? Um. Sorry. Cancel that. Ah. I’ll just sit here quietly until you call me, if that’s all right?”

  11. The Other Whitey says:

    Never pick a fight with someone who knows anatomy and physiology. They know how to hurt you!

  12. Thunderstixx says:

    I did a lot of business with Divine Savior many, many years ago.
    Portage is a small town, about 35K if I remember right. They have a huge Meth problem there and that is what probably caused this bull shit.
    Good for you Ma’am.

  13. Lewis Ray Rains says:

    OK guys. It seems there are more reports of the Ladies stepping up to assist Law Enforcement Officers than Men!! What’s that all about!!???

  14. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    I love nurses, always have, always will.

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