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A heroic police officer rescued a child wandering in the middle of a highway in Illinois. It was a heart-stopping moment when Sergeant Anthony Mannino, 24, spotted the young boy wandering onto Route 59, just inches away from speeding traffic. The officer said he immediately slammed on his breaks. “I initially thought it was a dog at large about to run into the street,” Mannino said. He quickly realized, however, it was a small child.