One Kentucky police officer likes to be prepared for anything that comes his way, which is why he carries around tools he’s not even required to have as a deputy.
So when Deputy Ryan Strange from the Boone County Sheriff’s Office was the first to arrive at the scene after a 15-year-old boy was struck by a car while he was skateboarding and lodged underneath, he didn’t have to wait for other first responders to arrive since he had a car jack, which he always carries in case he needs to help someone change a tire.
“He was totally out of it. His right arm was caught up behind his back. It was basically touching his left shoulder,” said Deputy Strange. “I started jacking that car up to get the pressure off of him. Once we released that, the initial pressure was off of him, we still couldn’t pull him out.”
As Strange worked to free the boy, the Hebron Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services arrived to help. “After watching the video, you see the fire department is getting there as he gets it jacked up and everybody in this effort kind of pushes the car up a little bit and pulls him and gets him out,” said Major Tom Scheben, the spokesman for the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.
“We are caring people and we will help you,” said Deputy Strange.
Watch the entire video below to see what this hero cop did to save a boy trapped under a car.
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