Video: Hero Cop Jumps On Runaway Semi Truck, Saves Driver

Madison County deputy is a real life action star.

Emergency service personnel risk life and limb to help those in need, and this video is a prime example. Caught on another cruiser’s dashcam, the footage shows a semi truck lumbering down Highway 81 in Norfolk, Nebraska, blowing past Madison County law enforcement. Deputies weight their options over the radio as the truck approaches a busy intersection.

When it becomes apparent that the truck driver is incapacitated, one of the deputies breaks away from the pack and positions himself ahead of the impromptu convoy. In a scene straight out of CHiPS, he then jumps onto the runaway truck, opens the door, reaches across the driver and applies the brake, bringing the vehicle to a halt. Deputies are then able to pull the driver from the vehicle.

A runaway semi is no joke. If it wasn’t for the actions of one quick-thinking and heroic deputy, who knows how this situation might have unfolded.