New video shows deputy saving child from hot car

Elias Hubbard
August 20, 2018

It was Father's Day.

"Sadly, I didn't think that she was alive when I got to her", Dunn said in a video released by the sheriff's office. "I felt for a pulse. I didn't feel a pulse".

The heroic officer then notices the girl's eyelids fluttering and rushed to the hospital - where he waited for hours to find out if she would be OK. Dash cam video and audio show Dunn trying to speak life into the unconscious child.

"It's OK baby, talk to me, you're OK", he said.

After placing her in their care, he was exhausted.

The deputy's body cam footage shows him resting on his patrol auto after dropping the child off in the emergency room.

"It was a heck of a thing to experience that adrenaline dump".

Dunn said he waited for a couple of hours at the emergency room until doctors told him the child would be OK.

Officials said the girl was left in the auto when her mother, 33-year-old Casey Dyan Keller, drove to a liquor store with three children, returned home but left the 3-year-old in the vehicle.

Thankfully she was and three days later the girl met up with her rescuer after her release from hospital.

Upon realizing her daughter wasn't in the apartment, WESH reported that Keller called 911 and reported the vehicle was stolen with a child inside.

The deputy said, "Sometimes we're able to have a moment like this that makes it all worthwhile".

Keller has been charged with child neglect with great bodily harm and is being held in the John E Polk Correctional Facility on $15,000 bail.

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