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Son, 5, Dedicates Drawing To Cop Dad Who Died A Hero

Son, 5, Dedicates Drawing To Cop Dad Who Died A Hero

This is the drawing done by a five-year-old child for his dead policeman father who died a hero after saving seven people in a horrific road accident in China.

In the picture that little Cheng took to put on his father Hu Zhong-hua's coffin the youngster promises to be a good boy, and tells his father how proud he is of him.

Dated with the date and time of the accident, 2014, August 10, 22:20, it reads: "My dad’s name is Hu Zhong-hua." It then describes the picture below of a man who he writes is: "My hero dad – here is his picture."

On the right it says that the picture is a tribute to "Hu Zhong-hua, the people's hero."

And it is with the boy's personal promise: "Dad I miss you so much. Dad I'll be good. Dad don't worry."

Hu Zhong-hua was one of four Chinese police officers who died rescuing seven people trapped in a motorway pileup. Between them, they had four children with the other three aged one, and two, and 11-days-old.

They were killed after pulling all of the seven people to safety shortly before a speeding lorry smashed through a safety barrier and crashed into the wreckage were they had been trapped on a motorway into the city of Tianjin in northern China.

The four officers who turned up in their patrol car realised that fuel was leaking across the road, and that the hot exhausts could spark a fire at any stage risking the lives of those trapped inside, not to mention speeding traffic on the busy road.

Instead of waiting for firemen to arrive, all four had rushed into action breaking open car doors and pulling the injured from the wreckage to take them to one side.

And after saving all seven, they had gone back to the wreckage one more time to check that the were no other survivors just at the moment when a speeding lorry that had failed to see the police car's warning lights crashed into the wreckage, killing all four. Also killed was a road worker who had started to help clear the wreckage and injured was a second road worker and a road safety officer who were both hospitalised.

Firemen and paramedics who arrived on the scene to care for the original seven injured, confirmed that two of the police officers died at the scene and two others were taken to hospital where they later also succumbed to their injuries.

The local police force said they planned an honorary burial for officers Hu Zhong-hua, 30, Ma Jin-xin, 26, Meng Chao, 28, and Yu Hai-cang, 29, who would all be posthumously honoured for their bravery in rescuing the seven.

Police spokesman An Ting said: "If they had not acted as they did, then the seven people who were still in the wreckage might well have been dead in their place. It is still a tragedy that they died especially having pulled the others to safety, but their families know that their lives were not given in vain."

He said that the lorry driver was taken into custody for causing the accident and faced dangerous driving charges.

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