FORKED RIVER, N.J. (WTXF) -
New Jersey State Police are recognizing a trooper for his life-saving gesture this week.
According to a Facebook post on the official police page, Trooper Joseph Falco rescued an 18-month-old infant after she was accidentally locked in a car at the Forked River Service Area on the Garden State Parkway.
Police say the legal guardian of the infant stepped out of the car with her son and realized the keys were inside the locked car when she went to open the side door to retrieve the infant.
Trooper Falco arrived on scene within minutes of the woman's 911 call and broke the window, unlocking the car, and safely removing the infant.
The infant did not suffer any injuries, according to police.