Transcript of Const. Garrett Styles' dispatch call
A police officer was struck by a vehicle while he was on a traffic stop in the Town of East Gwillimbury, Ont., Tuesday, June 28, 2011. (Tom Stefenac / CTV News)
York Regional Police Const. Garrett Styles managed to direct officers to his location during a radio conversation with police dispatch, after he became pinned beneath a van during a traffic stop early Tuesday morning.
Below is a transcript of that conversation.
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Dispatcher: 12-26, everything 10-4 there?
Const. Styles: 10-33, right now, 10-33.
Dispatcher: All units, Hwy. 48, Herald Rd.
Dispatcher: All units, make your way, Hwy. 48, Herald Rd., code 100, 10-33.
Policeman #1: 12-35 I'm en route.
Policeman #2: En route.
Const. Styles: I gotta car on top of me, help!
Const. Styles: Help me.
Dispatcher: Help is coming.
Const. Styles: Thank you.
Policeman #2: Dispatch, he said he has a car on top of him.
Dispatcher: Car on top of him, 10-4, I've got an ambulance on the way.
Const. Styles: I don't have any [inaudible].
Dispatcher: 10-4, we've got help on the way, just sit tight.
Dispatcher: Units, 10-4, en route.
Const. Styles: We might have some other people injured here, too. I dunno.
Dispatcher: Yuh, 10-4, we've got help on the way. Ambulance and fire are coming.
Policeman #2: Garrett, keep talking to us.
Dispatcher: Just keep talking to us, tell us what's going on.
Const. Styles: I got a van on my waist. Ahh, I don't know. It hurts. And, uh, I got these people inside the van. I don't know how they are doing.
Dispatcher: 10-4, were you, uh, standing outside your vehicle when they hit you?
Const. Styles: No, it's a long story, it's uh, just get somebody to get this thing off of me please.
Dispatcher: Yeah, 10-4 man, we're on the way.
Policeman #2: Start a tow out there ASAP.
Dispatcher: We're on it right now, tow is on the way.
Dispatcher: Just keep talking to us.
Const. Styles: 10-4.
Dispatcher: Man, I know it's hard 'n you're having a hard time breathing, just keep talking to us.
Const. Styles: I'm trying, I'm trying.
Dispatcher: I know man, we're getting close, 12-15 is almost there.
Dispatcher: It's less than five minutes out.
Dispatcher: Buddy's on the way to you man. Just keep talking to us when you can.
Policeman #2: Do we need an escort for the tow?
Dispatcher: Just everybody head there, the tow can get there on their own. Garrett, talk to me, okay?
Const. Styles: I'm trying. I'm trying.
Dispatcher: I know man, don't worry about the other people right now, we're just worrying about you, okay?
Const. Styles: 10-4, I'm able to move, like, it just hurts, and I just, get this thing off me.
Dispatcher: Okay man, you can move your legs?
Const. Styles: 10-4, everything's moving, everything's moving.
Dispatcher: Okay great. Are you bleeding, do you know?
Const. Styles: I don't know.
Dispatcher: Okay man. Were you unconscious at all?
Const. Styles: I don't know.
Dispatcher: Okay, they're getting close.
Policeman #1: Roads are very slick, watch it guys.
Dispatcher: Okay guys, just be careful, the roads are slick.
Policeman #1: Control 35, myself and 12-15 are taking Herald. All be advised, other units take other avenues.
Dispatcher: 10-4, I've got the units coming across Davis. Garrett, is anybody else pulled over there or is it just you and the van.
Const. Styles: [breathing heavily] There's people here.
Dispatcher: Okay, 10-4, and the vehicle can't be moved?
Const. Styles: No, I'm underneath it. I'm underneath it.
Dispatcher: Okay, tow and everybody's on the way.
Dispatcher: They're really close, man.
Dispatcher: They're crossing Kennedy already.
Dispatcher: How you doing, Garrett?
Const. Styles: [breathing heavily] I don't know.
Dispatcher: Approaching McCowan, they're really close.
Const. Styles: [breathing heavily] 10-4.
[Sirens, inaudible static]
Dispatcher: 798, 10-4.
Const. Styles: [inaudible]
Dispatcher: What's that, Garrett?
Dispatcher: EMS is on scene, guys, it says EMS is on scene.
Dispatcher: Herald Road and 48. Herald and 48. Just south of Herald on 48.
Dispatcher: Are you with him now?
Dispatcher: [inaudible] 11-25 we are almost at 48 on Davis, Garrett.
Const. Styles: [breathing heavily] Thank you.