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Utah police officer thanked for 'unexpected act of love' after 4-year-old girl fell

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A Utah police officer is being thanked for going "above his job description" to help a young girl who fell off her scooter and lost consciousness. (Photo: Ryan Meacham / Facebook){ }

A Utah police officer is being thanked for going "above his job description" to help a young girl who fell off her scooter and lost consciousness.

"Yesterday was almost the worst day of our lives," Ryan Meacham wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday, Sept 10.

While he was a work, Meacham got a call that his 4-year-old daughter Millie had fallen off her scooter on a sloped driveway.

Millie had hit her head and was unconscious.

Meacham said his wife called 911 and "within a few minutes" dozens of police officers, paramedics, city officials" and a medical helicopter showed up.

After a few minutes, Millie opened her eyes but was not responsive.

She was then flown to Primary Children's Hospital.

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"What was initially worrisome for an intracranial injury, was determined eventually to be just a severe concussion," Meacham said. "She regained consciousness and has returned to her normal, vibrant self."

The next day, the Meachams heard a knock at their front door: A police officer who had responded to help Millie on Wednesday had come to check on her and asked how she was doing.

"After learning that Cinderella was one of her favorite princesses, he brought Millie her own Cinderella dress and crown," Meacham said.

This officer went way above his job description. I wish I knew his name or how to personally thank him for coming to the aid of my daughter, and then following up with such an unexpected act of love.

"With so much recent negative publicity, I felt compelled to share his story, and I salute him and all the other genuinely good servicemen and women that make our lives better," Meacham wrote.

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