Local child called hero by Aurora Police, given award

Posted at 3:24 PM, Dec 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-19 20:27:20-05

AURORA, Colo. -- A Denver Public Schools student is being lauded as a hero by Aurora Police after officers say he helped save a person's life. 

Officers say a young student named Jayden flagged down officers after seeing a stranger fall off a bicycle, suffering severe injuries off the beaten path. 

Jayden did not know the victim, but ran for help anyway. He found an Aurora officer not far away who happened to be writing a report on a separate event. 

The officer, Aurora Police said in a presentation Monday, followed Jayden and was able to help get the victim medical attention. 

"If not for Jayden, I never would have located this injured person," an officer said. 

Police surprised Jayden at Lowry Elementary School, offering him the community hero award. 

Aurora Police Department posted the video to their Facebook page. 


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