An off-duty police officer was driving with his wife in the UK, when he spotted a two-year-old girl walking alone on the side of the road, as reported by The Guardian.
When the officer asked the little girl if she was OK, the girl told him that she was going to the nursery since she wasn’t able to wake her mom up, Staffordshire police said in the account.
The police officer followed the little girl back to her house and discovered that the girl’s mother, 30-year-old Nicolla Rushton, was dead.
Chief Inspector Steve Maskrey said that the police officer stayed with the toddler until the emergency services arrived to take care of the situation, As The Independent informs, West Midlands Ambulance Service said that an ambulance and a paramedic were sent to the scene.
“This is a brilliant piece of work by him that shows that we are never off-duty. The officer and his wife took the time to look after the little girl and stay with her until emergency services arrived. Sadly, nothing could be done to help the woman,” Maskrey said to The Guardian. “My thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased at this difficult time.”