Indianapolis police officer Larry Wilson rescued five-year-old autistic boy Bishop Phillips when the child ran into a retention pond:
Wilson arrived and spotted the boy -- clad in a diaper and T-shirt -- about a quarter-mile from home sitting near the retention pond. Wilson watched from a distance, afraid to get too close and spook the boy into the water.
Wilson was waiting for other officers to arrive with the boy's mother when Bishop stood and ran into the pond. Wilson dropped his gun belt and radio and jumped in after the boy.
The child got about 10 feet from shore when he went under the water and flailed his arms. Wilson grabbed the boy, brought him to shore and handed him to a bystander, identified in a police report as Mort Crim. Crim also helped Wilson after he got stuck in the muddy pond, according to an IMPD report.