Officer rescues mother and son

An RCMP officer single-handedly rescued a mother and son from a burning vehicle over the holiday season. 

22On Sunday Dec. 22, Const. Susan Shaw-Davis was the first officer to arrive on the scene of a single-vehicle crash on Robert Service Way.

The small green truck was flipped on its driver’s side and smoke was coming from the rear axle area, police say.

Bystanders told the officer there were two people stuck in the truck.

“Const. Shaw-Davis approached the vehicle noting a woman and small child inside. Large billows of dark smoke were beginning to appear,” RCMP said in a statement.

Shaw-Davis told the 43-year-old woman to cover her face and that of the four-year-old.

Kicking and using her baton, she broke the front wind shield and got the mother and son out.

The pair was transported to Whitehorse General Hospital and later released.

They had been visiting the territory from British Columbia over Christmas.

Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, police said.