BBC Alumnus and Topeka (KS) Police Officer, Aaron Bulmer, who saved an autistic child from drowning received the Heroes’ Award from The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children on October 3, 2017. The Heroes’ Award is presented to law enforcement heroes who have gone above and beyond to bring resolution to a case involving a missing or sexually exploited child.
On the morning of April 30, 2017, Officer Bulmer was assisting with a disturbance call when he spotted a boy alone in a city park. Something inside him told him he needed to leave the disturbance call to check on the boy. By the time he circled back to the park he couldn’t see the boy from his patrol car. Getting out of his cruiser he noticed the boy flailing in the water and gasping for air. Bulmer immediately jumped into the water and pulled him to safety. The child was a four-year-old boy with autism. His bodycam caught the entire incident. Bulmer states, “I definitely felt the leading of the Holy Spirit to find this boy.” The boy’s mother agrees saying, “Officer Bulmer was sent by God to save my boy.”
Aaron Bulmer is a 2000 graduate of Baptist Bible College and served at Orlando Baptist Church in Orlando, FL. He has been a Topeka police officer since 2004.
You can watch the video from The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children by clicking here.