Police officer rescues Illinois boy running alongside traffic

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Police rescues boy from busy roadway. Tamala Edwards reports during Action News Mornings on June 12, 2018. (WPVI)

A police officer's heroic action during a heart-pounding moment is earning him high praise from his colleagues.

Dash cam from Sergeant Anthony Mannino's patrol car shows him plucking a toddler from harm's way in Naperville, Illinois last month.

The 1-year-old was running alongside traffic, including large trucks whizzing by at dangerous speeds.

Sergeant Mannino received a lifesaver award from his department.

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