ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday presented a governor’s citation to a local hero.
Last week, Cpl. Annette Goodyear, a police officer with the North East Police Department who also serves as a crossing guard, was struck and treated at a local hospital after a vehicle failed to stop as a student was crossing the street.
Goodyear pushed the student forward just before the vehicle, a black sedan, hit her (Goodyear). The vehicle did stop and the child went to Goodyear’s side as onlookers came over to help.
Goodyear was taken to a hospital as a precaution and quickly released, according to NBC Washington.
“Like so many Marylanders, I was moved by the video of Cpl. Annette Goodyear selflessly putting herself in harm’s way to save a young student from being hit by an oncoming car last week,” said Governor Hogan on Tuesday. “Today I presented her with a governor’s citation for her incredible act of heroism.”
Video from last week’s incident can be viewed here.