Officials Deliver Bullets Quickly, First Aid Slowly
Here is a rough timeline of the events surrounding the police execution of Woody on Sunday, December 2, compiled from several of sources. The source of each event is designated as follows:
(M) a Reformer article citing statements by Chief Martin (B) a Reformer article citing statement by Barbara Gentry (F) Officer Frechette's written statement (G) Officer Gerard's written statement (?) estimates based on witness statementsIt is interesting that whereas Martin has the second Rescue Inc. team arriving at 10:17, Frechette's account has him arriving at 10:27 and thereafter bringing in the backboard at, which is assembled by Shawn Hammond, whose account indicates the handcuffs were still on at that time. That would have Patno, on the second team, being at the church for at least 10 minutes, and probably about 14 minutes before he discussed removing the handcuffs with an officer.
10:01 (?) Woody enters church, asks for asylum 10:02 10:03 10:04 (M) 911 call placed. 10:05 (M) officers dispatched. 10:06 10:07 10:08 10:09 10:10 10:11 (M) Officers requested fire and Rescue Inc. units to stage at the West Brattleboro fire station until the "scene was secured". 10:12 (?) Rescue Inc. reported it was responding 10:13 (?) Officers enter church (?) shots fired (?) beginning of voicemail message (?) Woody is handcuffed 10:14 (M) Officer reports shots fired. (M) Fire Department units responded (?) doctor allowed access to Woody, limited by handcuffs 10:15 (M) The first ambulance, which had been stationed just down the hill from the church, reported it was "incoming". (?) end of voicemail message 10:16 (M) police ask dispatcher to notify Brattleboro Memorial Hospital of gunshots. (M) Fire Department units reported they were at church. (M) first ambulance arrives at church 10:17 (M) second unit from Rescue Inc. arrives at church. 10:18 10:19 10:20 10:21 10:22 10:23 10:24 (M) Fire and Rescue Inc. units report "under control". 10:25 (G) Officer Gerard arrives at church 10:26 10:27 (F) Officer Frechette arrives at church 10:28 (?) Officer Frechette brings in stretcher 10:29 10:30 (?) Shawn Hammond assembles backboard 10:31 (?) Patno requests handcuffs off 10:32 (?) handcuffs come off, Woody rolled onto backboard 10:33 10:34 (?) Woody is moved from room to ambulance 10:35 10:36 10:37 (M) Woody was reported in the ambulance and enroute to the hospital. 10:38 10:39 10:40 10:41 (F,G) ambulance departs from church 10:42 10:43 10:44 10:45 10:46 10:47 (G) ambulance arrives at hospital 10:48 (F) ambulance arrives at hospital 10:49 10:50 10:51 10:52 10:53 10:54 10:55 10:56 10:57 10:58 10:59 (B) Woody arrives at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital ER ----- 11:51 (F) Woody evacuated by Dart helicopter ----- 14:00 (?) Woody dies in the operating room at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.