Prince William police Officer Heath Oyler was just running radar over in Yorkshire. Minutes later he was a hero.
Some driver was speeding–doing 45 in a 25 mph early this morning. Officer Oyler turned on lights and sirens but the driver did not stop. The police officer decided not to chase the speeding car. Instead he followed him at safe speed. He came upon the car which had crashed and was billowing smoke from the engine. The driver attempted a getaway on foot but couldn’t get far because of his injuries. At this point, he informed the officer that his baby was in the car. (Thus becoming eligible for the father of the year award–NOT.)
Officer Oyler immediately attempted to remove the child. The door was jammed and he had to go to the passenger side to get the baby from its car seat. Quick thinking, Officer Oyler, and good decision making that probably saved lives.
This officer should be highly commended and should receive special recognition from the BOCS since he sure won’t be getting a raise. The driver should be pulling some major jail time for endangering his child and putting his own safety above that of his child.
Here is Corey Stewart’s email so readers can contact him to recommend Officer Heath Oyler for meritorious recognition. email@example.com
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[UPDATE: Several readers have emailed me that they have gotten very positive responses from both Corey Stewart and Chief Charlie Deane. It is good to know our county leaders recognize the outstanding achievements of their employees and that they respond so quickly.]