Courageous Police Officer Saves Child Who Had Fallen Into Icy Pond

Courageous Police Officer Saves Child Who Had Fallen Into Icy Pond

One police officer’s heroic and quick-thinking actions saved the life of a young man who had fallen into an icy pond and was struggling to stay above the freezing water.

The men and women who work in law enforcement are regularly exposed to some of the worst elements of society. Whenever there is a deadly crash, a murder or some other tragedy, police officers are usually the first people on the scene. They encounter things that most people cannot handle or comprehend. 

Additionally, officers rush to scenes of emergencies currently taking place. In those instances, they must act correctly and without hesitation. One false move or the slightest hesitation could mean the difference between life and death. In a clip posted on YouTube, a police officer raced to the scene where a child had fallen into a pond and was in danger of drowning.

Footage from the officer’s body camera shows the officers running through a snow-covered meadow to reach the scene of the emergency. After jumping over a fence, viewers see a head sticking out of the water. It’s the frightened 10-year-old child struggling to keep his head above the water. 

After arriving on the scene, the officer must act fast. So, to get to and save the young man, the officer gets down on his hands and knees and begins crawling on the ice-covered pond. While the officer is making his way to the crying child, he is reassuring the child that he will be OK and he’s coming to him.

“I got down on all fours, and I just slowly started going out,” Troy Ellison, a patrolman with Jonesboro Police Department, said. “The ice was cracking a little. So, I just slowed down and had him reach out to me as far as he could.”

The video states that the young man will be OK.

Thank God that people like Troy, without thinking, put their safety at risk to help others. He is truly a hero!

John 15:13 “Greater love has no man than this, that a man gives up his life for his friends.”

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