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On April 7, 2021, parole agents were gathered at the Hempfield Police Department for a briefing prior to a planned search of a residence. While gathered in the parking lot, an elderly woman drove into the parking lot asking for help.
The woman was bleeding profusely from the nose, and her shirt and pants were covered in blood. A first aid kit was retrieved from the trunk of a car and handed to Agents Stefanie Salmon and Debra Mack.
Agent Salmon and Agent Mack immediately started administering first aid to the woman. They helped her recline her seat while applying gauze to her nose and assessing the situation. They were able to get the blood to stop briefly, and they obtained water for the woman to drink and anti-septic wipes so she could start to clean the blood from her face.
The blood started to gush again so they again reclined her and applied gauze to get it under control. When the blood stopped the again, Agent Salmon and Agent Mack assessed the situation further.
The woman seemed to be disoriented, she repeated herself constantly and her facial expressions suggested that she was in a dazed state of confusion. The blood flow started for a third time, so the agents had the police call for EMS and go to the woman's residence and inform her son about the situation.
Agent Salmon and Agent Mack remained with the woman and kept her calm as well as continued to replace gauze until an ambulance arrived.