And so once again we honor a white male hero with a post.
Unlike in (((Hollywood movies))) where the hero is a 95 pound feminist or a Negro, in real life heroes turn out to be white men most of the time.
A Washington County, Utah Sheriff’s deputy is being hailed a hero after rescuing a boy who fell into a frozen pond on Christmas Day.
Sgt. Aaron Thompson was the first on the scene after the boy chasing his dog ran out about 25 feet before falling through the ice on the pond at 3100 East 2500 South in New Harmony around 5 p.m., according to KUTV.
Thompson, who damaged nerves in his arms during the rescue, told reporters at a news conference Tuesday that he was just doing what needed to be done.
When a job needs doing, who ya gonna call? A white guy, of course.
SGT. AARON THOMPSON.
“I knew exactly what I was getting into when I got in that water,” he said. “I went out a few feet where I knew I was going to be about my waist before I started stomping on the ice to do the initial breakthrough.”
The deputy broke through about 25 feet of ice and slush before he got to the spot the boy was last seen going under water.
“I couldn’t touch the bottom but I could feel weeds touching against my feet … so I knew I had a real good chance if I just stayed in that search area,” he said.
Thompson soon found the boy’s body about five feet down the pond and lifted him out and brought him to EMTs at the scene.
The boy was airlifted to a St. George hospital and had vitals leaving the scene but was not conscious or alert.
The dog was not hurt in the incident.
Thompson suffered from hypothermia and sustained lacerations on his arms and hands from cutting through the ice. He was taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center for treatment.
I saw no report on the boy’s condition, other than that everyone is hopeful.