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Kansas farmer and son hailed for daring rescue of unconscious trucker

A remarkable rescue unfolded on December 19, 2023, when a Kansas farmer and his son saved a semi-truck driver who had blacked out while driving on I-70.

Quick thinking: Brent and Brady Ginther sprung into action after witnessing the truck careening into the median and slowing down before it could crash.

  • Brady, with his father's assistance, shattered the semi's window with a hammer and climbed in to halt the vehicle.
  • Thanks to their intervention, the truck came to a stop before reaching an overpass, averting potential disaster.

Recognition: The Kansas Highway Patrol awarded the Ginthers with Honorary Trooper titles for their life-saving response.

Community impact: The Sherman County KS Sheriff’s Office publicly thanked the pair, emphasizing their brave efforts to help a stranger in distress and safeguard other travelers on the roads.

Such acts of courage and selflessness vividly demonstrate the importance of community and looking out for one another in emergencies.

The swift actions of this father-son duo likely saved the incapacitated trucker's life and prevented a serious incident on a busy highway.

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