Topeka police officer Aaron Bulmer made an amazing rescue the morning of April 30. The events left him understandably overwhelmed.
Bulmer was driving near a park close to the Central Park Community Center when he noticed a small child walking alone. Suddenly, the child was no longer in sight.
Knowing that the park had a pond, he felt like something could have gone wrong. Thinking on his feet, he immediately began running toward where he last saw the little boy.
His intuition was right and soon he spotted the child. The boy was lying face-down in the water.
Bulmer ran towards him while his body camera captured every second. He grabbed the crying child, dragging him out of the water.
Bulmer quickly flagged down a passerby to call 911 and waited for the paramedics to arrive. Thanks to his quick actions, the 4-year-old was taken to the hospital and was found the be unharmed.
The video of the heroic rescue was later shared by the police department. Now, Bulmer is rightfully being hailed a hero.
His department quickly commended him for a “job well done.” Meanwhile, he was just thankful to be able to help the boy, he told The Topeka Capital Journal.
“I believe that God put me into that situation,” Bulmer said Monday afternoon. “He allowed me to be in the right place at the right time.”
“I believe that he directed me away from the call I was on to make sure that I found that child. That’s really been hitting me today — that God put me in that situation.”
It was incredibly providential that Bulmer was on the scene. “It definitely would have been a drowning if I would have been 30 seconds to a minute later,” he said.
Thankfully, he was there and the boy, who was later identified as having been diagnosed with autism, was saved. “A job well done” indeed!