Officer stops to save young boy from busy road

Police officer lauded for saving toddler on Illinois highway (video)

Police also released this footage of Sergent Anthony Mannino stopping his patrol auto and running after the toddler on Route 59, before picking him up to comfort him.

Cars continue to drive by in the left lane as the scene unfolds. Mannino parked his cruiser to block traffic, then ran to the little boy who was eventually reunited with his mother.

"Luckily, no one was hurt, and we attribute that to Sgt. Mannino's observation while on patrol and quick reaction, placing his squad vehicle and himself between the child and traffic", the department wrote on its Facebook page.

Dashcam captured the May incident and shows the officer running after the boy before pulling him to safety.

"I initially thought it was a dog at large about to run into the street", Mannino said. However, the boy keeps running, forcing Mannino into a full sprint to catch up.

Mannino alerted dispatch that he caught the boy and would begin the search for his parents, according to the Naperville Sun.

"We attribute that to Sgt. Mannino's observation while on patrol and quick reaction, placing his squad auto and himself between the child and traffic", said the department on Facebook.

The boy's mother arrived moments after Mannino saved him, WGN reports.

Related News:



Most liked

Fate of massive AT&T-Time Warner merger in United States judge's hands
Distributors including cable, satellite and wireless carriers all see buying content companies as a way to add revenue. Amazon and Apple, which both have market caps bigger than every major media company combined, pose a similar problem.

Justify bidding for rare Triple Crown sweep in Belmont
Even so, Justify enjoyed a dry track on Saturday and led the race from start to finish. "It never gets old", Baffert said. Justify will attempt to join previous Triple Crown winners later this evening when he runs in the 2018 Belmont Stakes.

Theresa May avoids Commons defeat after Brexit climbdown
However, despite backing down, pro-Remain Tories signalled they would not be easily consoled by a compromise offered by ministers.

'Long road ahead' to North Korea denuclearization
Previous recovery efforts returned 229 sets of American remains before deteriorating relations brought them to a halt in 2005. Indeed, it is-and surely something that the Obama team couldn't have managed with their pervasive paralysis by analysis.

Raccoon Climbs St. Paul Office Building, Captivates Locals
Just before 3:30 Central time, the raccoon climbed up another story, then settled for another rest on a window ledge. Paul Animal Control can do because a rescue mission would be too unsafe for both the raccoon and the workers.

Andres Iniesta Warns Spain About Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo admits that with the rise of Mo Salah, the Ballon d'Or is no longer a two-horse race between himself and Lionel Messi .

How to pre-register for The Elder Scrolls: Blades
Not Skyrim , not a Skyrim sequel, not a Skyrim spin-off, but a game that is actually being called The Elder Scrolls VI . How Much Does Elder Scrolls Blades Cost? However, Bethesda's lips are sealed on setting or any other details.

Why Richmond voters can only choose Republicans this primary election
Spanberger told a cheering crowd at an election night party at a Richmond hotel she would flip the district in the fall. On the Republican ballot, voters will be asked two yes or no "advisory questions" different from the Democratic ballot.

The reason why Meghan Markle stood behind Kate Middleton on the balcony
The Duchess of Sussex was, understandably, a little bit apprehensive on the day. " Meghan is always asking Harry's opinion". But apparently, she still can't wear whatever she wants to wear.

Goodbye FYR, hello North! Macedonia and Greece resolve name dispute
He added that Macedonia "cannot and will not be able in the future to claim any connection with the ancient Greek civilisation of Macedonia ".

What Court Docs Reveal About Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's Custody Case
The court determined that Maddox , 16, was old enough to decide how he wants to split his time between his parents. Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt in September 2016, claiming the separation was "for the health of the family".

Trump wants to stop provocative 'war games' with South Korea
In the face of the North's constant protest, the allies' militaries have defended the exercises as purely defensive in nature. South Korea contributes, but not 100 per cent which is a subject that we have to talk to them about also.

Fox News host apologizes for calling Kim Jong Un, Trump 'two dictators'
Another individual wrote: "When Freudian slip is intentional and all pretence of subtlety is openly mocked as diplomacy". She apologised on her show and on Twitter as critics called her gaffe a "Freudian slip ".

Ariana Grande Tweets About Her Happiness After Engagement Reveal!
Pete Davidson poses in the press room during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California.

Will Fiorentina continue the fight?
Another 16 goals brought Lorenzo Insigne, 13 goals went from Jose Callejon and 11 from Marek Hamšík. Forecasts Bookmakers consider Napoli as the main favorite - the coefficient for the victory of the hosts is 1.28.