Mich. officer rescues man from sinking vehicle

Officer Kevin Mihailoff waded into ‘freezing’ waist-deep water after a car went over a guard rail

PoliceOne Staff

MT. MORRIS TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Mt. Morris police officer was praised by his department online after he ran into freezing water to rescue a driver from a sinking vehicle. 

According to a post on the department’s Facebook page, Officer Kevin Mihailoff was one of several officers that responded to a call of a vehicle that went over a guard rail and landed upside down in the water below. The driver was unable to free himself as the vehicle sank. 


The Mt Morris City Police Department would like to commend Officer Kevin Mihailoff for his quick actions during an...

Posted by Mt Morris City Police Department on Tuesday, November 5, 2019

“Officer Mihailoff, recognizing the danger and with no regard to his own safety, made his way down the bank to the vehicle in an attempt to free the driver,” the post continues. “(He) entered the water and broke a window to make entry into the vehicle, where he was able to free the driver and pull him out of the vehicle.” 

The driver was treated by medical personnel and taken to the hospital, the post said. 

Police Chief Keith Becker told ABC 12 he hand “never seen a better rescue effort” in all his years in law enforcement. 

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