It was an icy January day in Raleigh, NC, when Trooper Christopher. J. Matos, an off-duty state trooper, was driving down a rural road and just happened to see a car skid into an icy creek and overturn. Matos stopped his car and jumped in the water in an effort to pull two children and their mother out of the car. He pulled a 14 year old child out of one of the car’s windows and then unbuckled an infant from their baby seat and handed it off to another onlooker who had stopped to help.
The officer then assisted the mother from the car. All victims were treated for hypothermia but will make a full recovery thanks to the quick thinking of Officer Matos. A big thank you to ALL of our First Responders who lend a hand even when they are not on the clock. (source: http://www.timesunion.com/news/us/article/Off-duty-NC-trooper-rescues-mother-2-kids-from-6005230.php)