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