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Trooper helps boy find lost toy on Ohio turnpike

Trooper Schlottag saved the day -- and Booboo!
Credit: Facebook, OSHP

A mother is thankful for an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper who saved the day for her son.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol shared their story to Facebook on Monday after a woman named Leah Sharkey thanked Trooper Alex Schlottag for his help.

According to the post, Sharkey's son accidentally lost hold of his toy "Booboo" when he decided to hang it out the window as he and his mother traveled on the Ohio Turnpike while returning from a trip to Michigan.

Sharkey said she pulled over as soon as her son alerted her to the missing "Booboo." She even drove about a half-mile in reverse in the side lane, until Trooper Schlottag stopped her.

Sharkey says Schlottag took down her number and said he would double back in attempt to find "Booboo."

About a half hour later, he called with the good news that he had found the missing toy, and Sharkey's son was soon reunited with "Booboo."

"Thank you so much to Officer Alex Schlottag of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, you have no idea how much it meant to him and I both," Sharkey wrote. "We will never forget this."

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