AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - A Moore County Deputy is being recognized for going beyond her duties and helping a child who was a victim of a fatal collision.
Sergeant Amber McCurley was one of the first to responders to an accident involving a semi-truck that left a mother dead, her 18-month-old child with non-life threatening injuries, and a 8-year-old girl with badly broken legs.
Sergeant McCurley stayed by the 8-year-old's side, holding her hand through the ordeal until the young girl was life-flighted out.
"I do have children," said Sgt. McCurley. "That doesn't always play a role in everything, but she was just so young and she was all alone".
Shortly after the accident, Sergeant McCurley gathered toys and donations from other first responders and visited the girl to bring the gifts and check on her recovery.
The sheriff's office honored Sergeant McCurley with a letter of accommodation for her actions.
"She didn't have to involve herself that emotionally with the victim," said Lieutenant Brandon Jones. "But she decided to provide the best emotional support for the victim that she could. If my little girl was in an accident like that, I'd want a deputy like Sgt. McCurley with her."
The two children who were injured in the collision are recovering well with loved one.