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Off duty cop went above and beyond to aid a trucker ‘stuck in a dangerous situation’


An Ohio Sheriff’s Deputy is garnering attention for the way he helped rescue a truck driver in a crashed semi that was leaking fuel while he was off duty.

On July 19, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office took to Facebook to praise the efforts of Deputy Jonathon Miller, who they say “who risked his own safety to rescue a truck driver stuck in a dangerous situation” late last month.

Miller’s heroics were in response to a crash that occurred on June 26 on I-71 in Fayette County, Ohio. As Miller was off duty and traveling north on the interstate, he came across an overturned semi truck that was leaking fuel.

Miller and several other Good Samaritans were able to pull the driver out of the truck to safety.

After the driver was out of the truck, Miller even provided him with cold water and ice compresses as he appeared to be going into shock. Miller stayed on the scene until first responders arrived.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the truck driver survived.

Thank you for your dedication and service, Deputy Miller, and great job!” the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said.


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