Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week… Find out how you can nominate a Hero of the Week at the bottom of the page.
This week’s story sounds like it’s straight out of the Fast and Furious movie series…
Deputy Wes Gaddis, out of Mercer County, Kentucky, was on his way to lunch when he got a call about a car going 70 miles per hour and couldn’t stop because the cruise control was apparently stuck. He was given her location and knew that the car would be coming up on an intersection near him, so Deputy Gaddis knew he had to act fast.
The deputy took off doing 90 mile per hour and caught up to the car. He then got in front of the vehicle and started to slow down. Once the front of her car caught up to back of his vehicle, he slowed up enough to bring them both to a stop.
The driver was a young woman who wasn’t alone in the car. She had a baby in the back seat, so Deputy Gaddis knows that this story could have ended differently had his actions not worked.
The local media honored Deputy Gaddis as a hero, but he said that what he did is what all those in blue do – it’s just another day at work for him.
Well, he can downplay it but the idea of a car going full speed unable to stop, then coming into an intersection? Well, like it or not, Deputy Gaddis – you are an ACC Hero!
Nominate a Hero of the Week
Now, we want to know who has made a difference in your life. Nominate a local firefighter, police officer, EMT or someone who is serving our country in the military. It could even be a neighbor, family member or friend who lent a crucial helping hand. Let us know all about the person who you feel is a real life hero by emailing us here and please feel free to send us a picture!