February 07, 2019

Police officer pulled over Michigan mom and his decision saved her son's life

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Nick Mitchell of the Rockwood Police Department helped save a little boy's life after pulling his speeding mother over.

The Michigan mother Rhonda McArthur was driving with her 10-year-old son Nickolas when the police officer pulled her over for speeding.

McArthur told WXYZ: "He didn't ask for my driver's license and registration. He looked at him (my son) and asked, ‘Is he okay?'"

She told officer Mitchell her son was in desperate need of medical attention.

Nickolas was experiencing a life-threatening asthma attack at the time.


McArthur explained to Mitchell that she was trying to get her young boy to the hospital before her vehicle ran out of gas.

"I had meant to fill up that morning, but I didn't have time. I was just hoping I would make it to the doctor," she said.


According to the officer, McArthur had around 10 miles left until her gas tank was empty and that her son was "gasping for air."

Mitchell then immediately called for an ambulance. Unfortunately, there were no ambulances available.

"A decision was made to put him in the police car and get him there as fast as we could," he said.

A firefighter soon arrived at the scene with oxygen. That firefighter sat in the back of the patrol car with McArthur and her son while they went to the hospital.

The doctors took some time to stabilize the young boy when they arrived.


"I wasn't expecting this, but it feels good to help," Mitchell said.

McArthur was very grateful. She even called everything that happened the work of God.

The mother said that she never thought she would be happy to be pulled over by officer Mitchell.

Meanwhile, the officer's quick thinking was praised by many netizens.

Polly Lounsbury wrote: 'This policeman, was an angel of mercy when he helped this boy and his Mom. God, bless them all.'

'God bless officer and fireman for saving boy's life!' Lola Davison added.