A five-year-old girl who saved her father’s life by calling triple zero after he collapsed unconscious in the family home has been recognised by the Queensland Police Service for her bravery.
Police Minister Mark Ryan joined officers from the Police Communications Centre today at Police Headquarters to honour Addison O’Brien, now aged 7.
They say the young girl’s quick-thinking actions meant police were able to arrive quickly and ensure her father received the medical attention he needed.
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“Police were so impressed with the manner in which Addison conveyed calm and clear information to the police communications operator, they felt her bravery should receive the recognition it deserved,” Communications Group Inspector Kim Kellaway said.
“Making a call to Triple Zero can be one of the most stressful experiences a person may ever go through but Addison managed the situation perfectly for someone of her age.
“We were very pleased to meet with Addison and her family today to acknowledge her efforts and to highlight her actions as an example to everyone.”
They youngster was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation, a junior police cap and a koala cop.
You can listen to the courageous young girl’s 000 call here:
Today we presented 7-year-old Addison O’Brien with a Certificate of Recognition for calling Triple Zero (000) when her Dad had lost consciousness.
— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) June 22, 2018