Court Rules Hurt Prison Guard Not Entitled to Workers’ Comp

September 28, 2006

  • September 28, 2006 at 7:50 am
    Ed says:
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    Pico and Bob \”Pair of Fools\”. I know this guy and his heart was in the right place. There have been plenty of Correctional Officers over the years who have stopped at accidents and saved lives using their training. There have been plenty of Correctional Officers who have intervened in crimes out on the street, while going to or from work, and saved lives, protected property and taken criminals into custody.

    I wish there was a way of identifying the ungrateful \”citizens\” such as yourself, so that these dedicated officers, as well as off duty police officers and sheriff\’s deputies, could know when to pass by someone like you when you need help.

    Every year on the steps of the State Capitol awards are presented to Correctional Peace Officers who have demonstrated heroism over the past year. Many of the recipients have done just what Officer Pettigrew did. They were probably more lucky in not having suffered any injury while rendering aid to a grateful community. Look too at how many CHP officers are killed in the line of duty from injuries sustained at the scene of accidents.

    I hope the Justices of the Third District Court of Appeal never need help. All there decision did was send a chilling message to peace officers everywhere in California – Don\’t respond unless you are on duty and assigned to respond.

  • September 28, 2006 at 8:26 am
    Pico says:
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    Thats Bull, this guy is no fireman or police man. He is not properly trained to be putting some one on a headboard or ripping somebody out of a vehicle – He is no better than you or me – He doenst deserve free workers comp just for fooling around on the side of the road like anyone else. The fact that he isnt properly trained is likly why he was injured in the first place. Screw off, im sick of low lifes expecting free coverage after they try to be a hero. You want to be a hero? Be a cop or fireman and get some real taining! Most CO\’s can barely change a G-dam tire without getting hurt.

  • September 29, 2006 at 12:40 pm
    Edie says:
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    You are so wrong, Pico. And right on to you, Ed. I work with these guys every day. I put my life in their hands every day at work and would trust my life in their hands off duty as well. I\’m a nurse and trained to administer emergency care. What have you done for your fellow man?

  • September 29, 2006 at 12:59 pm
    Bradnjan says:
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    Right on Ed and Edie. What a pair of jerks those folks sound like. I served 27 years as a Peace Officer. These two seem to have no clue what a CPO goes thru every day. I expect they may have had contact with some CPOs, but not in a posivie way. I have no idea as to whether the injury was valid, but the poorly written article gives no facts…except to serve to warn samaritans that the courts care more about inmates than samaritans or CPOs. A few more details would have been proper reporting. Maybe Pico wrote it? Give me a break.

  • September 28, 2006 at 2:43 am
    Pico says:
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    Trying to rip off the system. That is just frivalous. What a moron. Injury is probably fake too.

  • September 28, 2006 at 3:00 am
    Bradnjan says:
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    Pretty quick judgement, Pico. I don\’t know the circumstances here, but I wonder how you\’d feel if he passed you by and ignored your need for assistance. If you want to rag on CA insurance/worker\’s comp fraud, take a good look at the percentage of the California Highway Patrol \”disability\” retirements…which is the most prevalent form of retirement for CHP administrators. There is your ripoff.

  • September 28, 2006 at 3:55 am
    bob laublaw says:
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    Dead on Pico. The guy is a fool. He was obviously trying to rip off the system. Hey Brad, all sectors are high with faking injuries to not work. Check out the stats with respect to construction workers and their \”injuries\”. Nice to see a judge saw through the B.S. and set this fool straight.

  • September 29, 2006 at 11:08 am
    Snivle says:
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    It appears that this good samaritans job title is clouding the issue. If he were a baker or a candle stick maker for that matter, he would be expected to make a claim against the injurying parties liability policy. He voluntarily became a police officier and pledged an oath to protect citizens at all times. This doesn\’t mean that he is \”working\” at all times and if he chooses to respond as a good samaritan while off duty, he should be expected to seek reparation as any other citizen in the same situation.



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