No question about it – a Lincoln County deputy sheriff saved the life of a young boy as he innocently scampered down the middle of Highway 101 in north Newport. It was dark, rainy and the little boy was running right down the center-line, utterly oblivious to the deadly danger all around him.
Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Gautney was headed south into Newport and fortunately had his eyes glued on the road ahead and suddenly saw the youngster running from the northbound lane into the southbound with two huge semis roaring up behind him. Deputy Gautney stopped in the middle of the highway, put on his emergency lights which slowed the oncoming trucks. He quickly jumped out of his patrol car…
Here’s the video. It’s a heart-stopper! Click here.
Lt. Curtis landers praised Deputy Gautney’s quick retrieval of the boy who was swiftly reunited with his frantic parents. Click here.