Officer Attends Graduation Of Girl He Saved Six Years Ago

Officer Attends Graduation Of Girl He Saved Six Years Ago

October 13, 2019 22 By Stanley Isaacs


HER GRADUATE TODAY FROM HIGH SCHOOL. . REPORTER: DURING THE PROUDEST MOMENT OF HER LIFE AND THE SCARIEST OFFICER DEMATTEO HAS BEEN BY THIS TEEN’S SIDE HUGGING AND CONGRATULATING HER MOMENTS AFTER SHE GOT HER DIPLOMA. SHE’LL BE GOING OFF TO COLLEGE AND HOPEFULLY BE SUCCESSFUL, YOU KNOW, WOMAN IN THE BUSINESS WORLD. IT’SAMAZING. REPORTER: AN EXTRA SPECIAL CEREMONY BECAUSE IF NOT FOR HIM SHE MAY NOT HAVE MADE IT TO THIS DAY. I’M GRATEFUL FOR THAT. REPORTER: 6 YEARS AGO JUST 11 YEARS OLD FELL INTO THE ICY GREAT SOUTH BAY STRUGGLING WITH THE NEIGHBOR’S DOG. THE ICE WAS SLIPPERY, SO HE DRAGGED ME AND THEN I GOT TO A SPOT WHERE THE ICE WAS THIN AND I FELL THROUGH. THANKFULLY THE OFFICER CAME TO HER RESCUE PULLING HER TO SAFETY DESPITE FALLING INTO THE WATERS HIMSELF THEY MADE IT BACK TO SHORE, A HAPPY STORY THAT COULD HAVE HAD A MUCH DIFFERENT ENDING. IT WAS SO CLOSE AND IF SOMEONE HAD COME LATER SHE PROBABLY WOULD HAVE BEEN FLOATING UNDERNEATH THE ICE. THIS STORY COULD HAVE EASILY BEEN A TRAGEDY HAVE SUCH A DISNEY ENDING IF YOU WILL, IT’S SOMETHING I’LL REMEMBER FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. REPORTER: ARCHED CREATED A BOND THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME. MATTHEW IS AN EXTENDED FAMILY AND WILL ALWAYS BE. THAT WON’TCHANGE.