MAHONING COUNTY, Ohio (WKBN) – A local Ohio Turnpike worker is being called a hero after she helped recover a missing child.
Jamie Corey was working the Eastgate Plaza in Mahoning County last month when Indiana police issued an Amber Alert for a 7-year-old child.
Corey calculated the time it would take the vehicle to question to reach Eastgate and when it showed up, she verified the plate and held the driver there long enough for police to arrive.
The driver was taken into custody and the child is safe.
“Jamie really took that information to heart and thought about what her role could potentially be. She had the forethought to plan out, ‘OK, they could potentially be at my gate at this approximate time,’ and that’s exactly what happened,” said Sgt. Ray Santiago, a spokesperson for the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Santiago said that because of her actions at that toll gate, officers were able to get a little boy home safe to his father. He encourages everyone out on the road to embody the “see something, say something” mentality with anything that may look suspicious.