A citizen surnamed Zhang expressed his gratitude to a policeman for saving his child on WeChat recently, Shenzhen Evening News reported.
“Although I don’t know the police officer’s name, I want to post on WeChat today to let my child know that a police officer helped him when he grows older. I will always remember this experience. The police officer selflessly helped my child,” Zhang said on WeChat Moment on June 16.
“The police officer left quickly before I could ask for his phone number. I want to find him again and thank him in person,” Zhang told the reporter from the News.
On the morning of June 16, Zhang’s wife was informed by a kindergarten teacher that her 3-year-old son showed symptoms for a cold and suggested take him to see a doctor.
Zhang’s wife then picked up her son and saw that the boy suddenly twitched and his lips turned dark while driving near Zhenzhuling Overpass on Beihuan Boulevard at around 2:50 p.m. Zhang’s wife pulled over quickly, took the child out of the car and called Zhang.
A citizen, who saw Zhang’s wife looking all anxious and helpless, came to help her and waved at a police car coming toward them.
Inside the police car were officers Pi Zheng and his colleague Wang Liqian, who just finished their daily patrol. They were about to return to the Huafu police station in Futian when they were called to help.
After learning about the situation, Pi immediately drove the child to hospital and kept comforting Zhang’s crying wife, saying, “Don’t be afraid and we will arrive at the hospital soon.”
Wang yelled through the loudspeaker for other vehicles to yield when they encountered a traffic jam en route to the Second People’s Hospital of Shenzhen. However, they faced a more serious traffic jam as they approached closer to the hospital. Pi parked the police car on the roadside and carried the child running to the hospital. With his help, what was supposed to be a 12-minute journey took only 3 minutes.
Also, on the way to the hospital, Pi’s station informed the hospital’s emergency department, which helped save precious time in aiding the child.
In response to Zhang’s thanks at the hospital, Pi said: “It was what the police should do to help the people solve difficulties.”
“The image of the police officer has been engraved in my heart. I believe that ‘the people’s police serve the people’ is not just a slogan. At the same time, I learned from the warmhearted citizen who also helped my wife that I have to do something when I see other people in need of help. In the future, I will do my best to help when I encounter something similar on the road,” Zhang said.
“It is my duty to help people in difficulties. I’m also very happy when I saw the child is out of danger. Whenever I encounter the same thing, I will try my best to provide help,” Pi told the News.