Police Praise 13-Year-Old “Hero” Who Saved His Classmates [Video]
- Dillon Reeves, a 13-year-old boy from Warren, Michigan, heroically took control of his school bus when the driver lost consciousness, safely bringing the vehicle and its 60 middle school passengers to a stop.
- Dillon’s actions not only prevented a potential disaster but also demonstrated quick thinking and maturity when he urged his classmates to stop filming and call 911 for help.
- His bravery has been widely recognized and praised, and support has been pouring in from across the nation to help Dillon achieve his dream of becoming a first responder. He was recently accepted into the Warren Police Department’s Junior Detective’s program.
Well, here’s a story to make your heart do the cha-cha-cha!
We all remember that feeling, right? Sitting in a school bus, laughing with friends, without a care in the world.
But for 13-year-old Dillon Reeves from Warren, Michigan, an ordinary school bus ride turned into a scene straight out of an action flick!
Just imagine this: Dillon was sitting in the fourth row of Bus No. 46, probably debating whether pineapple belongs on pizza (spoiler: it does) when he noticed something off.
The bus was swerving, and the driver’s head had dropped forward, hands slipping off the wheel. Now, most people, let alone 13-year-olds, might panic in this situation, but not our boy Dillon!
He made his way to the driver’s seat, took control of the wheel, and gently pumped the air brakes, bringing the bus – filled with around 60 of his classmates – to a complete stop.
Talk about turning a near-wreck into a near-perfect landing! We can only imagine the applause that must’ve erupted in the bus afterwards.
But wait, there’s more! Dillon then told his classmates to call for help.
When they said they were too busy filming, our hero replied, “If you can film, you can call 911!”
Now that’s a line for the history books!
And get this – Dillon’s only driving experience comes from go-karts, golf carts, and a parking lot spin with his dad.
Plus, his keen observation of the bus driver and a love for watching first responders on YouTube.
So, remember kids, paying attention and curiosity do pay off!
When his stepmother, Ireta, heard the news, she gave Dillon the biggest bear hug you could imagine. And the bus driver, who is now safe and recovering at home, sent Dillon a heartfelt message of gratitude.
She said, “I’m so thankful Dillon was on the bus that day. His swift actions saved lives.”
Even the Mayor of Warren, James R. Fouts, praised Dillon, saying, “By acting quickly, he saved lives and I think forever changed his life.”
Now, that’s an understatement!
Dillon’s bravery didn’t just make him a local hero, but a national one. People from across the country have been reaching out to support his dream of becoming a first responder one day.
And guess what? He was recently accepted into the Warren Police Department’s Junior Detective’s program!
Well, Dillon, in the words of your local mayor, you’ve not only changed your life but also shown us what it means to step up in times of crisis. You’re not just the hero Warren needed, but the hero we all need.
So, here’s to you, Dillon, may you always stay brave, kind, and ever ready to parallel park a school bus!