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Towman Pulled Officer to Safety

Police are calling Cedar Rapids, Iowa, towman a guardian angel after he helped pull an officer to safety following a hit and run.

A police officer made an unrelated arrest during a traffic stop because the driver had a suspended license, Sept. 9.

While that officer drove the suspect to jail, officer Cody Mosher waited for the car to be towed. A different driver crashed into the back of the squad car.

Police say Officer Mosher went over to the striking vehicle to talk with the person behind the wheel, opening the passenger door of the car. That's when the driver was accused of backing up and dragging Officer Mosher along the road.

"The door caught Officer Mosher knocked him down and dragged him on Collins Road for a pretty significant distance before the driver put the vehicle in drive and fled the scene," says Cedar Rapids Police Chief Wayne Jerman.

Mosher hit his head on the road during the drag.

Scott Shover, a tow truck driver from Darrah's Towing, witnessed all of this as he was on scene because of the original traffic stop.

Police say Shover pulled Officer Mosher out of the way of traffic and used his radio to call for help.

"It's very fortunate he was there, he's Officer Mosher's guardian angel," says Cheif Jerman.

Officer Mosher was taken to the hospital but was released.

A post on Darrah's Towing's Facebook page read, "Darrah's is very proud of our driver, Scott Shover. You handled this horrible situation with professionalism and courage. Way to go, Scott!

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