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Police Officer Rescues Boy, 4, With Autism

Just days after a dramatic rescue was caught on video in Texas, another rescue was caught on video, this time on a police officer’s body camera.

Officer Aaron Bulmer with the Topeka, Kansas, police department was responding to an armed robbery call when he saw a child walking a little too close to a pond, according to the Topeka Capital-Journal.

Officer Bulmer noticed the boy was alone, so he decided to keep an eye on him. He circled around the park, but when he came back to check on the boy, he couldn’t find him.

Then, he saw him—the boy was face-down in the pond. Officer Bulmer jumped in after him, capturing the whole rescue on his body camera.

In the video, Bulmer is seen carrying the gasping child to safety. The video also shows that there was zero hesitation on Bulmer’s part.

After he pulled the boy to safety, he called an ambulance to come check the boy out. The child was later identified as a 4-year-old boy who had autism, according to the Topeka Police Department.

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Jessie Harbin

Jessie is a newlywed living in Meridianville with her husband and three dogs. She's learning to sail on their 26-foot sailboat in Guntersville. At the time of publication, nobody has fallen ill because of her cooking.

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