Topeka, KS — A police officer is receiving much-deserved praise this week after his body camera recorded him save a 4-year-old boy with autism who fell into a pond.

Officer Aaron Bulmer was actually looking for suspects near the Central Park Community Center on April 30, when he noticed the little boy walking dangerously close to the pond.

All of the sudden the boy fell into the water and began bobbing up and down — unable to swim. Bulmer then jumped in, grabbed the little boy and pulled him to safety. The entire dramatic scene was captured on the officer’s body camera.

According to police, the boy had wandered off and the parents had been looking for him. The officer not only saved the boy’s life but also found a missing child.

After the boy was rescued, he was taken to a local hospital to be checked out and it appears that he is going to be fine.

“Officer Balmer was in the right place at the right time to save a young life,” the Topeka Police Department said in a statement.


While this officer did what most any other person would have done when witnessing a small child drowning, the fact that he showed enough humanity and foresight to stop before the child fell in the water deserves commendation.

It is also important to point out that this is the type of public service society expects from police. This is protecting and serving.

If police were less concerned with kidnapping and caging people in possession of arbitrary substances deemed illegal by the state and more concerned with missing persons, rapes, murders, and thefts, the problem of police misconduct would dramatically diminish.

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Had the officers in the examples below acted in the same manner as officer Bulmer, these individuals, including children, would still be alive.

As the Free Thought Project reported last August, dash cam footage reveals a Florida sheriff lied when he falsely claimed that his deputies took off their gun belts and attempted to save three drowning teenage girls. Instead of attempting to rescue the dying teens, the deputies can be seen on video standing beside the pond while listening to the girls’ final screams.

While the Honda submerged into the swamp, the police dash cam video recorded a deputy exclaiming, “I hear them yelling, I think!”

As the video moves forward another deputy can be heard saying, “They’re done. They are 6-7, dude.”

“They were yelling,” a deputy responds. “I thought I heard yelling.”

“As it was going down,” the other deputy interjects. “But now, they’re done. They’re done.”

Although Sheriff Gualtieri announced at a press conference that his deputies flung off their gun belts and dove into the swamp in a failed attempt to save the teenage girls, police dash cam video actually shows the deputies standing near the shore listening to the girls scream to death.

Before that tragic incident, a 20-year-old lost his life after a mental breakdown on Memorial day.

The 20-year-old lifeguard had an apparent mental breakdown while on the job at the Riverside Apartments in Alexandria. When police arrive to help the man, they stood around and laughed as he drowned. The incident was captured on cellphone footage.

“During the whole period we saw the guy going back and forth just blowing his whistle. It was kind of weird,” said Abashed Kumar, a resident. “He says he thought someone was drowning, because the whistle kept blowing.”

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Wehn police showed up, the lifeguard walked into the pool and never came up. The 20-year-old sank to the bottom and was underwater for nearly three minutes as cops are seen on video joking.

After another lifeguard had enough of the cops not doing anything, he jumped in and saved the man’s life. Police, not wanting to be shown up, then jumped in — after the lifeguard had already pulled him up.

Thank you officer Bulmer for challenging the paradigm and not acting like the officers in the videos above.

Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Facebook.
  • The Cat’s Vagina

    Should we be praising cops for this kind of thing, though? I guess he deserves a professional award for being good at his job, but that’s about it. I for one am NOT all misty-eyed with inspiration and hope for humanity – everyone is supposed to fish a child out of water when they fall in. In fact, I’d support it being a crime NOT to rescue a drowning child. I’m sure it is in a lot of places.

    • The Cat’s Vagina

      That being said, stories like this are NOT unappreciated and should be told every so often to remind us that we actually do need (and should appreciate) good police officers, so don’t interpret my post as whining about “why is this news.”

      • Guy

        Damn Cat ! Even you are stating to sound nicer than I am, especially with your editors help ! Making me come off as a even bigger sort of king size smuck !

        Though I won’t say I’am sorry about it, my feelings are what they iz and that’s that !

        Though I will give you and him, coddos about this not being a “anti-cop site and more of a reality check it out, one at that !

        • The Cat’s Vagina

          Are “coddos” anything like kudos?

          • The Cat’s Vagina

            *googles it* I’ll pass on the smuggled avocados, thanks! Much as I love them, I can afford their market value.

          • Guy

            Cados are thouse and not Coddos ! And what the hell is a Kudo ? Oh Shit ! You know what I mean, at least I think you do ? So what’s with the *Lighter & Saucy Grin* You ain’t got plans do you ?

            As to “Avocados,” You should be able to grow your own, with the *Mexicola, Zutano, Fuete, Bacon & Hass, in descending order varieties, being a good choice. Considering if you have frost or not, where you live in Texas. If frost a issue, then it’s Mexicola. Fruiting in less than 3 years depending on size of tree at transplant,15 gallon size is recommended. 5 gal too small. With bushel baskets of fruit in about 6-8. Take care of em, like Citrus, with similar growing requirements to maturity and to make em happy The *Little Cado* is a great container tree, good for a well lit patio or deck ! Plant and enjoy as shade tree the big varieties and eat off the little one as your doing it. Planting not in a lawn is best.

            P.S. They don’t need cross pollinators like cheery trees, so no sweat it, are easy to grow if basic requirements meet ! Buy one at H.D’s, Lowes or local Nursery, for less than $75.00.

          • Guy

            Frost as in meaning just that and not snow or ice storms, hurricanes, twisters or lightning bolts from god !

    • Matt Agorist

      That is why I wrote this: “While this officer did what most any other person would have done when witnessing a small child drowning, the fact that he showed enough humanity and foresight to stop before the child fell in the water deserves commendation.” Anyone would’ve done the same thing. But positive reinforcement is positive 😀 Especially considering the cases I mentioned at the bottom of this article.

      • The Cat’s Vagina

        Indeed, and instead of editing my post, I just added a PS while you were typing. I do appreciate your reminding everyone that contrary to appearances, this is NOT an “anti-cop” site.

  • Guy

    To many times either directly or non, we have seen cops be the source of death of young and old alike with no empathy shown. Then we are expected to bow down and hero worship them when they do something like this, or similar to saving a puppy from death. While it’s splashed all over the internet and Alphabet New’s Stations.

    I for one won’t or don’t, simply because they are expected to do their jobs as any reasonable responsible employee would be required to, in order to keep their job. No matter what friggin union or brotherhood they belong to. I was a volunteer fireman for many years, having saved a life or two and done my share of putting out fires in burning buildings and responding to medical emergencies like car wrecks ! I got a dinner put on by the Commissioners and Community once a year, and after nearly 20 yrs of community service, said “See You Later” and that was it !

    If you want a metal, go be a Marine, or join the Army, otherwise *Shut The Hell Up* !

    • The Cat’s Vagina

      I got a metal right here! *flicks her lighter at him with a saucy grin*

  • IceTrey

    That kid wasn’t drowning. The water is like a foot deep.

    • Guy

      You can drown in a freaking bath tub, dummy, less than 6″ of water !

      • IceTrey

        Can doesn’t mean is.

        • Guy

          *Is* like in what ? Make that less than 3″ or in a mud puddle !

  • Mother Earth

    It is gratifying to hear a rare good cop incident and feel even though the water was only shallow the cop did the right thing and didn’t stand back with his hands in his pockets, rare but good job”, I think he is in the wrong career.

  • Jim

    I wish the kid had drowned. The parents deserve it. The police aren’t supposed to be babysitting your children, and if you have a kid stupid enough to wonder into the water, get one of those monkey leashes.