PHOTOS: Bus Driver Honored For Helping Wandering 2-Year-Old

An MBTA bus driver was commended Wednesday morning.

An MBTA bus driver who spotted a 2-year-old wandering the streets along and notified police received a key to the city of Medford and a commendation from its Police Chief Wednesday.

Donna D’Amelio spotted the child near Light Guard Drive as she was driving the 134 route on Riverside Avenue about 6 a.m. on Aug. 5. She stopped the bus, called police and waited with the child until they arrived.

D'Amelio was recognized by city and MBTA officials in a ceremony at MBTA Police Headquarters Monday morning. In attendance were Medford Mayor Michael McGlynn and Police Chief Leo Sacco.

Debbie millerick October 10, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Donna your the best lady in the world to have this love you Debbie millerick from east boston mass
de October 11, 2012 at 04:05 PM
Congratulates you saved a life. Why wasn't the doors locked
Charlene Harrison October 14, 2012 at 08:29 PM
The driver that saved that little girl who couldv'e got seriously hurt being by herself outside at those hrs is a very nice polite mbta employee. I've taken the 134 bus in the past & have had her as the driver & she is always so nice & helpful to all the riders, whether it's directions ect........she is a kind soul & the MBTA should honor her as well. If it wasn't for her this story couldv'e ended a lot different. I hope the parents of the child shows her some type of appreciation for saving their childs life.


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