Watch: Girl stops to help officer hit by car, realizes it’s her dad
GULF BREEZE, Fla. (PIX11) — Dash cam video caught the harrowing moment when a teenager who stopped on a Florida road to assist an injured police officer realized it was her father.
Sgt. Kerstan Tatro pulled over 30-year-old Amy Lee Giorgio for a speeding violation Monday after he noticed she was driving erratically, allegedly going 65 mph in a 35-mph zone, WALA reported.
As Tatro was questioning Giorgio and asked her to step out of the vehicle, he noticed her put her car into gear, the video shows.
“Don’t (expletive) do it,” he yells as he reaches into the car to grab the keys out of the ignition.
With Tatro halfway in the car, Giorgio accelerated, dragging him for a short distance and running him over after he fell from the side of the car.
Tatro’s teenage daughter was on her way home for the mall, according to WALA, and the dash cam video shows her getting out of a red car to join the group of bystanders surrounding him.
“Dad, are you okay?” she screamed when she realized it was her father.
“Oh my god,” she continued through sobs. “That’s my dad!”
A passing motorist who witnessed the incident called 911 and followed Giorgio to a nearby parking lot. Officers from the Pensacola Police Department arrived shortly after and took her into custody.
She had drugs in her possession, according to WALA, and was scheduled to go to trial on Jan. for drug-related charges.
Tatro is married with five children. He is recovering at a local hospital with a compound fracture in his right arm, KFOR reported.
Warning: video contains some expletive language.