WATCH: Toddler With Head Stuck in Railing Rescued With Battering Ram
Boulder Police were the first department to respond to an unusual call at an apartment complex, where a toddler had gotten her head stuck between two of the rungs of a railing.
They were looking to free the child quickly and safely, since she was beginning to panic, and that's what Sgt. Michael Marquez and Officer Jordan Kyle came up with: A battering ram.
Video showed the officers didn't use the battering ram for its expected purpose, but more as a giant pry bar to, well, pry the bars that held the 3-year-old.
“As kids we’ve all done things that seem like a good idea but that we come to regret. That was the situation here where this toddler accidentally got her head stuck. Thankfully Sgt Marquez & Officer Kyle found a quick & clever way to safely free her,” the police department said in a tweet.
“I was quite scared, my stomach was in my throat, but I knew I had to be calm and let her know there was nothing to be scared of. It would be taken care of,” the girl’s mother told KDVR. “The officers were amazing actually. They gave her stickers and a badge to make her feel special. I’m just really glad they were able to put us at so much ease, my daughter especially. I mean they were great with her.”
“It just reminds you what you’re doing is the right thing, reminds you why you got in the job. With all the negativity and what not, just little calls like that give you a refresher, makes you happy for what you do. Helping out folks, getting the bad guy, helping out 2 to 3-year-olds with head stuck in fences. Every day is different. That’s the nice thing about this job. You might put on the same uniform and get in the same car, but calls are going to be different, experiences are going to be different. It’s the best job I ever had,” Officer Kyle said.
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