Good Samaritans help dig state trooper out of snow bank

(Photo supplied / Indiana State Police)

An Indiana State Trooper got his police car stuck in a snowbank on Saturday, Feb. 10, but two residents came to his rescue.

(Photo supplied/Indiana State Police)

Trooper Anthony Potesta was making a turn in his 2016 Dodge Charger police car onto the 2200 block of Harrison Street in Gary when he hit a pile of slushy snow; this caused the Charger to go into a nearby snowbank and become stuck.

Troopers Jason Pratt and Alissa Partyka were nearby and began to help Potesta shovel out his car.  Two good Samaritans were driving by but stopped and helped shovel and pull the police car out with a tow strap.

Trooper Potesta stated, “Jokes were cracked and laughs were enjoyed by all.  Because of their kind hearted gesture my police car was out in no time.  This was great cooperation and mutual respect between the community and the police.”

The police car nor the trooper was injured, except, perhaps, his pride.