On Saturday morning, Jonathan Wiese, a San Diego police officer, and former marine rescued two toddlers and their father from drowning after the father drove off Sunset cliffs said an ABC 10News report. 

According to NBC, the San Diego Sheriff’s Department got a call from the children’s mother at around 4:30 am on Saturday. The woman told the department that her husband had left with their kids and had “threatened to drive off a cliff”

In the interview, Wiese said that the truck “landed upside down on top of a rock” and that the father had his toddlers in his lap during the crash, he added that, had the kids been in the backseat, it might have killed them. 

“I could see him and he had one of the girls in his arms, and I have a two-year-old daughter at home so I imagined, what if that was my wife and kid down there? You’re not going to stand there on the cliff and watch it happen,” he said in the interview. 

SDPD Police Chief David Nisleit said that Wiese is also the Officer of the Year, “honored for his long list of heroic acts”, which includes helping on the arrest of the suspected Chabad of Poway shooter. 

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