Bethel officer was first on scene

Bethel Police Officer David Wood was at Frisch’s in Batavia on Sunday, Oct. 18, when a Sardinia woman, Constance Skidmore, was pinned between two vehicles. Chief Mark Planck told council members during their meeting on Monday, Oct. 26, that Wood was the first to call 911 for assistance.

Healthcare officials had decided to transport Skidmore by AirCare from Mercy Clermont to University Hospital and Wood offered to take the family members to the Cincinnati hospital.

“Officer Wood was taking the family members to the hospital when they received the call that she had died,” said Planck. “He went above and beyond the call of duty in responding to the family needs and I wanted council to know about it.”