Part of our training and expectation for our security guards and security teams is that they’re there to help people on their territory. That is, to protect the people and property that is their responsibility. Yet, there are times when something happens on the property or nearby the property that demands a helpful or life-saving response. Doing the humane, right thing is also part of the best security guard philosophy and practices.
Recently, there was an incident in Mississippi that demonstrates the spirit of good security guards, and of our philosophy. A woman was crossing an intersection when a car speeding down the street hit her and sent her flying to the pavement with serious injuries. The driver of the vehicle was drunk. Immediately the security guard at a bar located near the intersection rushed to the injured woman, gave her CPR while making sure she wasn’t moved. He also helped extract the drunk driver, a 24-year-old from his vehicle. The injured woman was eventually airlifted to a nearby medical center.
We applaud this security guard for unhesitatingly going to the aid of an injured person even though it was not within his responsible territory. He made a humane and studied decision to help. We emphasize such helpfulness in our security guards.