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Video: Nebraska Deputy Ends Chase by Jumping onto Moving Semi-Truck

December 17, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Nebraska Deputy Ends Chase by Jumping onto Semi-Truck

A 12-mile long chase near Omaha came to an end earlier this month when a Madison County Sheriff's sergeant leaped onto a moving vehicle and brought it to a stop.

Video obtained by WOWT 6 News shows the chase come to an end on Highway 81 in Madison County. According to Sgt. Todd Volk, who is credited with bringing the big rig to a stop, the driver wasn't trying to evade arrest. It turns out the driver was having a diabetic seizure.

The man's blood sugar had dropped to a severely low level. He didn't know that he was diabetic until the episode.

"It was just one of those things we had to get done," said Sgt. Volk. The truck was traveling at an estimated 25 miles per hour.

Volk said that the Madison County Sheriff had dispatched a number of "follow" vehicles to clear the path of the truck. The truck was approaching the Karl Stefan Memorial Airport in Norfolk when he made his split-second decision to board the moving vehicle.


Comments (5)

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Richard Mullane @ 12/17/2015 8:47 AM

Combination of balls and bravery without a doubt saved lives. Great job Sgt. , proud of you !

Tschako @ 12/17/2015 9:03 AM

I guess that the movies have more effect than previously thought. Nonetheless a brave move that saved lives.

R. G. Montgomery @ 12/17/2015 9:16 AM

One of those 'things' which cannot be taught or ordered. The tendency to consider the benefit to society at large and specific individuals at need as preferential to one's own benefit is hard to determine, and absolutely imperative for a lawman.

ssc1911 @ 12/17/2015 6:07 PM

GREAT JOB SGT. Glad that you weren't hurt and same for the truck driver.
This is an example of Protect and Serve. Proud of you!!!
God Bless, the men & women in Law Enforcement.

Percy @ 12/18/2015 10:55 AM

Very cool, a brave man serving and protecting.

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