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|July 12, 2007
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DISTRICT COURT PROBATION OFFICERS
RESPOND TO MAN IN DISTRESS
Quincy District Court Probation Officers
Kimberly Gruenberg and Philip Landry had wrapped up a day’s
work after spending hours in the court and later knocking
on every door at a 60-unit condominium complex where they
were ordered by a judge to alert residents that they have
a new neighbor, a man charged with child pornography.
After a long day spent in court and in the
community, Gruenberg and Landry were looking forward to
attending a work-related open house where they were planning
to meet their colleagues.
Their plans were unexpectedly put on hold.
As Gruenberg drove north down Hancock Street in late afternoon
traffic they happened upon a car lodged under the rear
end of an SUV. The man in the car was unconscious and the
tires on the car were spinning, creating a burning smell
as a billow of black smoke filled the air.
While other motorists sat in their cars
transfixed by the spinning wheels and people gathered outside
of businesses and gawked at the smoke surrounding the car,
Gruenberg and Landry jumped out of Gruenberg’s car
and sprang into action.
“Smoke was everywhere. People were
standing around looking. I ran up to the car and reached
in and pulled the keys out of the ignition. The man behind
the wheel was unconscious, had a cut on his lip and was
white as a ghost, ” Landry recalled. “I thought
he had a seizure or a heart attack. I figured I had to
get him out of there. I felt his wrist for a pulse and
“I thought he was dead at first,” recalled
Gruenberg who called 9-1-1.
Minutes later, the local police and ambulance
arrived. The ambulance rushed the injured and still unconscious
man to the hospital. They learned the next day that the
man was in good condition.
“I’m just glad the guy is alright,” said