A police officer, Rocco Mellott of the Island Heights has saved a child on Thursday from a hot car and then agreed to pay for windows he broke in a bid to save the child.
The officer came to the River Avenue after the child’s mother called 911 reporting that she locked the doors of the vehicle accidentally leaving the keys on the car seat, with the child secured in one of the seats.
Mellott requested first aid for precaution and then used a tow truck to help in unlocking the doors. However, he decided to take faster action when he discovered the child started sweating.
Once the mother approved the mission, Mellott broke the front window at the driver’s side and brought the child out. The emergency responders immediately checked the child and revealed that he was okay.
However, when the woman revealed that she’ll find it difficult gathering money to replace the window, Rocco Mellott had to make some calls. Soon, the First Aid Squad and PBA Local 352 of the Island Heights decided to make some donations to get another window for her car.