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Tow truck driver called 'guardian angel' after pulling officer to safety

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Police are calling an area tow truck driver a guardian angel after he helped pull an officer to safety following a hit and run. 

It happened Saturday night at 11:20 in the 1200 block of Collins Road NE in Cedar Rapids. 

A police officer made an unrelated arrest during a traffic stop because the driver had a suspended license. 

While that officer drove the suspect to jail officer Cody Mosher waited for the car to be towed. 

Mosher put the passenger who had been riding with the suspect in the back of his squad car and buckled him in with plans to drop him off at home after the car was towed. 

A different driver crashed into the back of the squad car, the person inside was not hurt. 

Police say Officer Mosher went over to the striking vehicle to talk with the person behind the wheel, opening the passenger door of the car. 

That's when the driver is accused of backing up and dragging Officer Mosher along the road. 
"The door caught Officer Mosher knocked him down and dragged him on Collins Road for a pretty significant distance before the driver put the vehicle in drive and fled the scene," says Cedar Rapids Police Chief Wayne Jerman. 

Mosher hit his head on the road during the drag. 

A tow truck driver from Darrah's Towing witnessed all of this, he was on scene because of the original traffic stop. 

Police say the tow truck driver pulled Officer Mosher out of the way of traffic and used his radio to call for help.

"It's very fortunate he was there, he's Officer Mosher's guardian angel," says Cheif Jerman. 

Officer Mosher was taken to the hospital but was released and will be okay. 

Police are looking for the person who dragged Officer Mosher. 

The suspect is described as a thin, white person with long hair driving a brownish-gold colored Nissan. 

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