Alcona County, Mich. — A Michigan State Police Sergeant is being hailed as a hero after he stopped a 2-year-old girl from running into the street, seconds before a dump truck passed.
The situation unfolded last Friday as Sgt. Richards from MSP Alpena Post patrolled the Alcona area. He noticed the 2-year-old girl unattended and wandering in the roadway. Sgt. Richards acted quickly and grabbed the girl just seconds before she was about to re-enter the street. In the video, you can see the driver of a dump truck hitting their brakes as Sgt. Richards scoops up the girl.
According to MSP, the mother of the child appeared just after the incident. She had lost track of her daughter seconds prior to the situation.