There are moments when all that stands between us and disaster is the quick thinking and willingness to act of other people. That’s what happened in your Good News Story of the Day Today.
Near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a fourth grader was hailed a hero for saving the life of a kindergarten student who ran into moving traffic. Arnez Logan says it was his first week as a Safety Patrol and he was 9-years-old, when he was put to the test. Kristine Sorensen, a kindergartener, was coming down the street at a run and went right past Arnez onto the road just as a car was coming. According to his training officer, Constable Lonzo Boyce, the young Logan’s eyes went wide and he reached out to pull the child back onto the sidewalk and to safety just as the car went by.
Arnez Logan is one of only four students in the country awarded the AAA Safety Patrol Lifesaving Medal. He got that award at a Duquesne Elementary School assembly, along with a proclamation from his state senator, for preventing what could have been a tragedy. Logan seems to take all the accolades in stride, but the real prize is the life of the kindergartner who’s at school and doing well because of Arnez’s actions.
He credits the training he got from Officer Boyce. “Officer Boyce trained me. He taught me to be always on duty, always be in your surroundings” Arnez said. Officer Boyce tells the Duquesne Elementary student body that they can each be hereos. Arnez also says that he isn’t done saving people; he wants to become a firefighter.
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes and you never know where you will find one. And that’s certainly worth a smile. Learn more about Arnez Logan here.
Story and Image from CBS Pittsburgh.