On Aug. 5, Waldo County Sheriff Jeff Trafton (far right) honored two Bucksport Public Safety employees, paramedic Mike Sealey and Capt. Pam Payson, for their work in saving a woman who was threatening suicide on the Penobscot Narrows Bridge. PHOTO COURTESY WALDO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Bucksport first responders honored for saving life



BUCKSPORT — Two Bucksport Public Safety part-time employees, paramedic Mike Sealey and Capt. Pam Payson, were honored Aug. 5 for their work in saving a woman who was threatening suicide on the Penobscot Narrows Bridge July 23.

“Without hesitation, Michael Sealy and Pamela Payson both came across the scene and began assessing the situation as to what they could do to help,” Waldo County Sheriff Jeff Trafton said. They both talked with the woman and pleaded with her to reconsider her options, the sheriff said.

“Michael and Pamela continued their efforts of talking with the female and eventually convinced her to accept the assistance of first responders getting her to the hospital safely.”

“It is without a doubt, that Michael and Pamela’s actions saved the life of a human being on that day,” Trafton said.  “It is with great honor that both Michael and Pamela be publically recognized for their selfless decision making.”

Trafton said the incident is “a great example of how all our local emergency service personnel work together every day.”

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