Westbrook officer, K-9 credited with saving life of woman who attempted suicide

Posted May 12, 2013, at 3:59 p.m.

WESTBROOK, Maine — Westbrook police Officer Phil Robinson and his K-9, Roxie, were credited with saving the life of a woman who was attempting suicide Saturday evening, the department said in a press release Sunday.

At about 10 p.m. on Saturday, Westbrook police responded to a report that a suicidal person had run into the woods off Andover Road. The distraught 25-year-old woman had made one suicide attempt and fled from people who were trying to assist her, the press release said. Robinson and Roxie were able to locate the woman quickly and interrupt a second suicide attempt. The woman was taken to Maine Medical Center by Westbrook Rescue.

Roxie was able to track the woman and located her well away from where she had initially been reported.

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