Video shows police sergeant rescuing child from busy roadway

WATCH Jarring dashcam footage shows hero cop running to save toddler on side of very busy highway

WATCH Jarring dashcam footage shows hero cop running to save toddler on side of very busy highway

A Naperville, Illinois, police officer is receiving viral attention after his department released jarring dashcam footage showing him stopping his patrol auto on a busy highway last month to rescue a toddler running on the side of the highway. Dash cam from Sergeant Anthony Mannino's patrol auto shows him plucking a toddler from harm's way in Naperville, Illinois last month. Motorists, apparently unaware of the child, pass by at high speeds.

"Come here!" Mannino shouts as he runs and catches up to the little boy.

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"You're OK", Mannino tells the youngster, before escorting him away and asking his name.

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

The young boy "escaped his mother's watchful eye" and left his house.

As a thanks for his heroism, Sgt. Mannino received a life saving service award from the department.

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