Hero RCMP officer suffers severe injury but saves girl’s life

Hero officer was trapped between these two vehicles but saved a young girl's life. RCMP photo.

YALE, B.C. – A 45-year-old Mountie is being hailed as a hero for saving the life of a 15-year-old girl as a wayward truck barrelled down on the pair and eventually pinned the cop between two vehicles.

Const. Jim Moir luckily survived the accident but has suffered severe injury to his leg.

The officer was talking to teenager Buffy-Anne Troy at the scene of an accident involving her family’s truck which had slid into a ditch.

Seconds later, a sanding truck began sliding downhill towards them. Moir, an 18-year veteran of the RCMP picked up the girl physically and threw her towards the ditch.

By sacrificing precious time in getting the girl out of harm’s way, the officer was himself pinned between the vehicle that was in the ditch and the sanding truck that impacted the Troy family vehicle.

“This was obviously a split second decision where the constable realized what was happening, and his first thought was to do whatever was necessary to protect this girl,” said Sgt. Peter Thiessen. “He clearly put her safety ahead of his own.”

“Const. Moir has 18 years of service with the RCMP, and is currently in hospital now being treated for a crushed leg. He is expected to be off for a number of months as he recovers,” Thiessen about the hero cop.

“He is married to another constable, a senior police officer who works out of the Surrey detachment. She is with him now in hospital.

The accident occurred at around 1:30 a.m. on Thursday near Yale.

Buffy-Anne was only mildly shaken up when the officer threw her out of the way of the oncoming, out-of-control truck.

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2 Comments for “Hero RCMP officer suffers severe injury but saves girl’s life”

  1. “Hero” he has done what we all hope we would do in that split second and I on behalf of all Canadians want to think him for saving the life of the Troy families daughter.

    I HAVE to say I am truly honored to be protected buy the brave men and women of the law enforcement of Canada,the RCMP has again shown it’s unfaltering willingness to protect our loved ones.

    I wish him a speedy and complete recovery.

    • We share your gratitude for the officers of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who serve the people of Canada with exceptional courage.

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