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December 5th, 2012
08:08 AM ET

Police Officers Sgt. Jon Kessler & Sgt. Matt Brukbacher hailed as heroes after lifting car off mother & baby

Two Auroroa, Colorado police officers and a two good Samaritans are being hailed as heroes this morning after they rescued a woman and her two-year-old daughter from being crushed to death.

Kipinga Muanza Kalala was crossing a major road with her twin sons and while holding her two-year-old daughter when she was struck by a law-abiding vehicle. She and her daughter were then trapped underneath the car. Two officers and a few bystanders came to their aid, lifting the car off of them. The mother and daughter are still in the hospital but are said to be recovering.

Sergeant Jon Kessler and Sergeant Matt Brukbacher are the two Aurora Police Department officilas who became the family’s saviors. They join “Early Start” live from Denver this morning.

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  1. Judith McKnight

    This is our son-in-law and Shannon's husband who did a really heroic thing by organizing bystanders help him lift a car off a woman and her baby while another Aurora officer tried to help the pinned woman and her baby. We are very proud of him.

    December 5, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Reply

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