A New England trooper is being celebrated for his heroic efforts after locating an elderly man with Alzheimer’s lost in a snow storm and carrying the man to safety.
The Maine State Police Department shared a dash cam video its Facebook account Wednesday (December 22) showing Trooper Tyler Harrington holding Bernard Perry, 82, in his arms as he walked past his vehicle.
The department said Harrington located Perry, who was suffering from severe hypothermia and frostbite, in a ditch on Mudget Hill Road in Vassalboro.
Maine State Police said troopers gathered intelligence information from a town plow truck driver who claimed to have seen the man walking in the area early Wednesday morning and Harrington arrived at around 5:00 a.m.
“Trooper Harrington carried Perry to his cruiser as he was unable to walk and awaited the arrival of an ambulance,” the department wrote in the post.
The Maine State Police Department’s post was shared more than 2,000 times and several Facebook commenters called Harrington “a true hero.”
“We are grateful Bernard Perry was found in a timely manner and is recuperating,” State Police wrote. “We are also thankful for Trooper Harrington, Maine State Police Troopers and all Law Enforcement Officers in Maine who do an exceptional job protecting the citizens of Maine and all those who visit our great state.”