Beloved Hatboro K9 officer fights for his life after allergic reaction to bee sting
DOYLESTOWN, Pennsylvania. – A local policeman is in the hospital fighting for his life and not because of something that happened in the line of duty, but because of something seemingly minor. Her problems all started with a bee sting.
Ryan Allen, a loving husband and father, 35, is a devoted and loved man Hatboro police officer and a K9 manager. He and his partner Louie are staples in the community. But her life changed in the blink of an eye last week after being stung by a bee.
“There was something in his voice. He was never scared. In our 10 years together, he never sounded like that, so I knew something was wrong,” said Whitney. Allen, Officer Allen’s wife.
Whitney immediately called 911 as Ryan exited for some fresh air, but suffered cardiac arrest and passed out on their porch.
“I found him there a few moments later and started chest compressions,” commented Whitney.
Ryan was rushed to Doylestown Hospital and then flown by helicopter to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he has been since.
“At the moment he’s not conscious so we’re not really sure because he’s still heavily sedated after such a traumatic incident,” Whitney explained.
Hatboro Police Chief James Gardner claims Ryan is a top-notch cop, who was instrumental in starting the K9 unit a few years ago. He says the whole department is shaken up.
“I mean, Ryan was a young man, very healthy, very fit and to be shot so suddenly by it, it’s hard for a lot of people to understand,” Chief Gardner said.
Whitney barely left her husband’s side, staying nearby at an Airbnb while family friends look after the couple’s three-and-a-half-year-old son Jackson.
“The hard part is that we both miss my son,” said Whitney.
Whitney says Ryan is very stubborn and if anyone can get away with it, they can.
“I know he is fighting to come out of whatever state he is in and as soon as he can, he will fight his best,” said Whitney.
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