Michigan State Police sergeant saves toddler from being hit by truck


A two year old girl was saved from possible disaster by a quick acting state trooper on Friday, May 24.  Sergeant Joseph Richards from the Alpena post was on duty in Alcona County's Mitchell Township when he saw the toddler cross a busy road ahead of him.  State police say that as Sgt. Richards approached the little girl she turned back on to the road, with a dump truck coming toward her.  Richards stopped the patrol car, jumped out, and grabbed the little girl just as the passing truck locked it's brakes up trying to avoid her.